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Author Topic:   j bar questions,and front shocks on metric
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted December 14, 2004 01:37 PM  
I just got an Afco J bar with the rubber bushings.This may be a stupid question.Do you set pre-load on the bushings like you would on a pullbar,I would think with the rubber bushing it would need some sort or pre-load,I wouldnt think it would be 'just tighten the nuts till ya think its good!'

Also im going from a 75 chevelle clip mod(3 link) to a small metric clip(new car,3 link)
I ran pro 76 on the front on the chevelle and kinda thought that I needed 75's,with the metric lowers and spindles I know that I would run stiffer front springs,would the 76's shocks work well on the metric?

Glen Chapa

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted December 14, 2004 07:04 PM  
we used to preload our rubber bushings an 1/8th of an inch on ours.was kinda a pain centering the rearend with them on there though,i took them off mine and run the bar solid, haven't had any problems yet with the mounts or anything. that shock should work fine on a metric front end.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted December 15, 2004 05:16 PM  
Dont worry if you dont set the preload right the rearend will move to far to the pass. side. When we ran one we had to really tighten up the rubber biscuits to keep the rearend from moving to far. They are also not really good for rough track conditions. Once we had ours set right we loved it though.


Larry Lundin
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted December 20, 2004 10:41 AM  
GRT says run a 900 spring on the LF on a 1050 on the RF of a metric chassis with shocks of 76. I found this to be a little too stiff for my driving stlye but it might work for others.

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