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ukandesperate
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted March 06, 2005 08:21 AM  
Ok ive a car in the workshop,its three link no pull bar just solid top link,bottom links are both 25 inch length 7 degree up to the front mounted 4 inch below centre of axle,top link is 24 inch, parralel to bottom links and 5 inch above centre of axle.coil overs mounted on top of axle.
The big question is...
What angles would you put on these bars for more traction in the straight and more grip on corner exit?

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted March 06, 2005 03:55 PM  
shorten the links, that will help a lot, You will have to make a bracket off your frame mounts, So you can shorten then, make them so they bolt in, so then you can take them out on a rough track or something.
but shortening them up will help a ton!!!

ukandesperate
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted March 06, 2005 04:32 PM  
Right ok thats somethin to try,would it be better to run the top bar downhill to the front like i see guys doin with a pull bar,and maybe increase the angle on the bottom links,or would shorter bars be a lot better and worth the efort,its not my car so not sure how keen he would be to change lengths straight away,but i know there is adjustment for height on the bars already.

vintage39c
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted March 06, 2005 04:59 PM  
On your top link, if by parralel you mean it runs up hill at 7 degrees that would be anti-productive. Run your top link down hill. You'll have to play with the angle. With a top link mount that is 10"-13" from the axle center line you would run somewhere in the 15 degree range as a starting position. Hope this helps. I personally don't think your arms are to long as a previous post stated, try working your angles first.

ukandesperate
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted March 06, 2005 05:14 PM  
ok will see how much i can reduce front height and raise rear,might have to extend bracket on axle but not a problem,so is it the same theory as with a pull bar then,would a pull bar improve the traction much?

vintage39c
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted March 06, 2005 06:24 PM  
No need to change swing arm angles just angle your top link down. A pull bar would improve your forward bite but when it's really tacky I run a spring rate in my torque link that virtually makes it a solid link. Problem is most tracks these days are dry slick by the time the money races come around so going softer is a must.

terrellracing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 06, 2005 07:46 PM  
i would try running your left side bar at more angle than your right side bar, will help give more bit. also would try shortning your left side bar, i run 6 inch different bars, (L-12,R-18) that is bar length not counting heims, on my 2 bar. to get that you would have to make a spud to go into left mounting point.
i would try running your L bar as high as you can and your R bar level or up one hole from level, First.
the solid bar is a great idea, i ran one on my z-link car all the time, tacky track and slick track, made my car tighter on exit of corner but could still handle car. run it on my 2 link also.

ukandesperate
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted March 07, 2005 10:45 AM  
Cheers for the help guys,gonna make a new bracket on top of the axle and try tipping the bar downhill,were trying a pull bar on another car soon so if we like it will prob put one on this car and see if its better,so on a grippy track you go hard and slippy soft on the bar right?

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