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Author Topic:   4-Link Birdcages ?
Kromulous
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posted February 23, 2005 12:26 PM  
I gotta question about 4 link bird cages. On the left rear do you run the brake bracket on the bird cage or do you run it clamped to the axle tube?

I currently run the LR brake bracket clamped to the axle tube, would there be any handling differences by putting it on the 4 link bird cage?

I need to makes some more room is the reason. A new rear end is a tick narrow and i need some more.

zeroracing
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posted February 23, 2005 12:32 PM  
Personally I clamp the lr brake to the rearend, many guys are going to floated with the cage. when you go on the cage you introduce a few different factors in thecar.
1) when you get on the brakes the car will bind the car up somewhat.
2)you can use it now to bind the car up too keep it hiked up for longer, or hiked up coming off.
there are some positive, you can use it to hold the car up more
and some neg your causing alot of binding with the 4 link bars.
some drivers love it some hate it, i prefer on the tube itself.
what clamp are you using? the bsb one is pretty narrow.

Kromulous
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posted February 23, 2005 02:25 PM  
I'm not sure of the brand, its probaly 2 to 3" wide on the clamp.

I think i may narrow that up a little to make some more room.

You run the RR floated? & the LR clamped to the tube?

zeroracing
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posted February 23, 2005 06:08 PM  
i run a swing arm on the rr most all the time, and run the rr on a seperate brake floater, on a seperate tube. then i can tune the entry by adding angle to it for a tighter car, and taking angle out to loosen entry, then since the lr is clamped the car is not bound up in the air and the 4 link can work more freely.

Kromulous
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posted February 24, 2005 06:51 AM  
Ok thought so, i plan on running the same deal. Just gotta figure out how to come up with a little more room.

Maybe i'll narrow up the clamp on the LR and that hopefully will do it.

Thanks again, Zero for all the great info.

zeroracing
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posted February 24, 2005 07:33 AM  
I will measure my bsb one this weekend and see how wide it actually is. i think they will sell it seperately.

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