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Author Topic:   torque arm vs. torque link
gould
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posted December 10, 2004 04:05 PM  
i just bought a harris chassis. it has a 2 link with a torque arm. he also gave me a brand new torque link. what the advantages, disadvantages, what do you prefer?

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autoshop
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posted December 10, 2004 04:18 PM  
On my Harris I liked the link better, It freed the car up all thru the corner. It felt like the car bit harder off the corner with the link verses the arm.It just took me a couple of nights to figure where the car liked the link located from side to side.Too far to the left and I could not get the push out no mattered what I tried.

doghouse racing4
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posted December 12, 2004 10:40 AM  
I have a Harris and when I first started running it I used the arm. Switched to the link as I race a lot of dry slick. I think the link is a lot better for dry slick. I also race a track that is really tacky. Most of the front runners there run an arm. So it might depend on what kind of track you are running. I do race against one guy that runs at the slick track and he runs a arm and has had good success with it but I think he may be the only one that has had good results with the arm on the slick stuff. trial and error!!!! I have tried a lot of different things and am still looking for the best set-up. Haven't found it yet!!

racer17j
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posted December 12, 2004 10:55 AM  
no sport mod for me, it cost the same if you bend something, so why not just run for more money. the car is turnkey, i just have to go through it and get everything freed up. it was sitting outside for 3 years (with a gaerte carb on it!!). after draining the water and rust out of the cylinders and cleaning the plugs it ....... fired!! and sounded great, no smoke. it will need freshened, but ill put my stock car motor in it for now. btw..i think ill put the link in, all the brackets are there for it.

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Xtreme12x
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posted December 12, 2004 02:54 PM  
No disrespect ted but that car will have a hard time keeping up in the a mod, and yes it does cost the same if you bend up something, but the motor's, tranny's all cost less, use racing gas. If you've only ran hobby stock for half a year i'd suggest running b-mod for a year or so... if you don't want to conver the car to imca just come up to webster city.

gould
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posted December 12, 2004 04:28 PM  
no disrespect taken, my mind is made up!

racer17j
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posted December 12, 2004 04:40 PM  
heck just go to Marshalltown, they have a bunch of cruisers and hobby drivers in the mods every year. Just be ready to spend the money for repairs.


gould
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posted December 12, 2004 05:44 PM  
funny you say that, we plan on running there, its a good track to learn on. fetters went from a cruiser car to a modified track champion.

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Xtreme12x
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posted December 12, 2004 05:49 PM  
fetters also had some help in the little red box

racer17j
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posted December 12, 2004 06:01 PM  
fetters and i have been buds for a long time, he never had tc. he would have told me.

Xtreme12x
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posted December 12, 2004 06:23 PM  
If you only knew gould... a friend of mine bought his dirtworks that he did all his winning with... and also told all. he never was caught so it doesn't matter

dooby
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posted December 12, 2004 08:24 PM  
thats funny, your friend is a huge story teller. Ted I would put the link on for Marshalltown. Maybe I will come to watch or lend a hand if you need it. Maybe I could find you a red box, thats all you need right.

Gene Simmons,

Xtreme12x
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posted December 12, 2004 09:30 PM  
Ok, its a known fact that he had it and he also has admitted to it many times. Funny how he smoked his box and got a new one at boone and went from bad fast to bad slow... hmm... plus you don't get fast by bending your car as they used for an excuse for him getting faster

zeroracing
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posted December 13, 2004 02:09 AM  
to get back to your question about the troque arm vs. the torque link. by toque link i guess you mean pull bar.
ok with a 3 link car you will want the link not the arm on the car. both can be made to work but the pull bar will give you better thrust angle and make the lr gain angle faster. so start out with the pull bar i would go like 15-25 deg downhill.

to the other part as far as mods cost alot.
most people in mods over spend on cars and waste alot of money.
why are you burning off 175 worth of tires??? in a b main? i have ran some of the slickest tracks possible and dont use up a set in a b main, maybe the driver should let off some.
as far as old car, if it is straight then its fine. i know alot of oldschool drivers have a fav car that is usually mid 90's, they will not trade them for the world.

but i also dont look down on b mods they are great for learning.

dooby
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posted December 13, 2004 06:42 PM  
sounds to me that extreme is a story teller and is smoking something besides a msd box.

Xtreme12x
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posted December 13, 2004 07:03 PM  
ok "dooby"
fetters is still a favorite of mine, just won with some help is all... i know more then a lot of people think

Xtreme12x
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posted December 13, 2004 07:32 PM  
how about we let it rest and help gould on his car.

gould
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posted December 13, 2004 08:42 PM  
thank you!! it was starting to sound like a whowon forum

gould
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posted December 18, 2004 09:34 AM  
hey dooby, i'll take any advise you have, you seem to know what your talking about. i know i can trust you, lmfao!!!!!


Paul Stanley

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gould
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posted January 14, 2005 07:10 AM  
how much pinion angle with the torque link? i was thinking around 7-8

pbrcowboy2
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posted January 14, 2005 08:49 AM  
WHATS UP EVERYBODY?? I just gotta say ted u might wanna listen to some of these guys about running withthe b-mods!!!...but i do c yer point its yer money and if u wanna race yer car with the a-mods good luck!!!! if u can afford a high dollar motor then go fer it!!

I know when mike hanson out of Blackbird bend speedway converted to a-mod with his old car he spent close to 13,000.00 dollars!!

But he also ran for imca rookie of the year i believe!!

[This message has been edited by pbrcowboy2 (edited January 14, 2005).]

fastdad12
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posted January 14, 2005 06:19 PM  
Gould,
If you think you can run with the big dogs, it don't matter if you are just a pup.
Good luck to you and STAND ON IT!!

gould
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posted January 14, 2005 07:01 PM  
We will find out in 3 months!!! I can't wait to drill that throttle!! I might be a pup, but a old *** pup at that! Age goes a long ways

Xtreme12x
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posted January 14, 2005 09:17 PM  
gould you'll do fine just remember that we are here to help you...

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