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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted February 21, 2005 07:19 PM  
Could someone who has a harris chassis or something close give me a pic or explain the ways to set up the rear suspension. Like 3 link 4 link and Z link. I have the basic idea but just need info on things like when to float the brakes and were the best place to mount the left and right springs back\front, bar angles, things like that. 1999 harris. thanks

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted February 21, 2005 07:30 PM  
I don't have a Harris or anything similar but I know I can help you with the spring placement on the 3 and 4-link. On the 3-link put both springs in front of the housing. On the 4-bar put the RR in front and the LR behind. If you are able to run the spring on top of the housing then put the RR on top of the housing. As far as the Z-link goes I don't know, never ran one. I also don't have brake floaters but I'm pretty sure that most everyone just floats the RR when its dry-slick. I'm sure someone else will have alot more info. for you.

Hope that helps some.

drt mod rcr
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted February 21, 2005 09:27 PM  
We had a copy of a harris three link.
left spring in front. trailing arm 3rd hole up (I dont have the angle right here infront of me). right side spring behind and trailing arm level. we ran both brakes floated.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted February 22, 2005 01:27 PM  
just out of interest is this with a fixed top link or a pull bar?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted February 22, 2005 04:55 PM  
what we did last year on our car was 4 link the left rear with the spring clamped to the rearend ahead of housing and then ran the right rear as a two link with the spring behind. car is a 04 Harris. worked really well on dryslick tracks. i usually leave the brakes on the birdcage on the rr and on a floater on the left rear. i drsg the brakes alot on entry. the floater tends to hold the car up on the bars.

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