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Author Topic:   LIFT BAR vs. PULL BAR
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted March 03, 2005 06:32 PM  
This has been talked about before but I am to the point of finishing the rear of the car and have to put either the lift bar or pull bar?The only reason i am leaning toward the pull rod is i like the idea that it is more to the left of the car to help foward bite?Anybody have experience with both and which one do you like better?

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 03, 2005 06:36 PM  
I used to run a lift arm and then went to the pull bar. I sold my lift arm for junk metal if that tells you anything. LOL!

The lift arm seemed smoother but didn't provide as much forward bite.

I definitely like the pull bar better, plus like you said you can get more adjustment out of it.

The only thing I see that a lift arm might have even remotely better than a pull bar is that the lift arm is smoother and seems to be able to control braking forces better when you use a braking spring on the front of the arm.

Hope that helps,


Dirt Full Roller

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posted March 03, 2005 07:00 PM  
I've ran lift bars and pull bars. I liked the pull bar better. To me it seemed like you had to feel when the lift bar was coming in. With the pull bar it seems like it's more in tune with the gas pedal, as long as you're smooth and don't stomp on it. Just my 2 cents!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 03, 2005 07:22 PM  
set it up for both. Run the pullbar like normal and use the lift arm as the 6th coil.

Dirt Maniac

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posted March 04, 2005 08:20 AM awsome !

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted March 04, 2005 09:23 AM  
It is the hot set up.

Take the brake biscuits off the pull bar thou.

Dirt Maniac

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posted March 04, 2005 04:16 PM  
Do you run a 90/10 shock when using the lift bar for braking?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 04, 2005 10:45 PM  
Originally posted by GRTWallbanger:
Do you run a 90/10 shock when using the lift bar for braking?

My personal answer to this is "sometimes". On American Racers, on a dry slick track, I run the the 90/10 to tighten the car on entry. On tacky tracks where I want the car to be a little more free into the corner, I don't run the damper shock at all. With the Hoosier tires, I almost never run a 90/10.

One thing I did try last year was running a straight 3 valve shock on the liftarm, not above the rearend, when I was on Hoosiers. It seemed to calm the liftbar down, and it slowed the reaction of the rearend down just enough to keep it from harshly unwinding during braking.

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