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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted March 09, 2005 03:35 PM  
Does anyone run this suspension anymore? What are the pros and cons? Does any chassis company offer it besides DW

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted March 09, 2005 06:07 PM  
hey and can someone give me a discrition of this i have never seen one or if someone has some pics of the suspention can they post the pics on here thx

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted March 10, 2005 07:28 AM  
Wristpin- If you are talking about mounting the shocks in a cantilever fashion yes it's still done. Wayne Brooks runs it on the front of his Larry Shaw modified. I believe I've seen it on the Wayne Larson mods also.

I tried to build a system on my GRT but couldn't get everything just how I wanted it so I s****ped the idea.

Pros- shocks don't get trashed when you crash usually.
Cons- added weight on the front end.

Do a search and you'll find a few websites with cantilever suspensions.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 10, 2005 08:27 AM  
I am new to racing and just bought a modified that has a cantilever setup on it. The car is four years old and has had this setup on it since new. When looking at cars to buy, this is one thing that appealed to me as hopefully I won't damage as many shocks as I would with a normal setup. The cantelevers weigh about 2lbs each, so not that much weight is added to the front (at least I don't think it's "that" much). At any rate, tThe aluminum heads should more than compensate for the added cantilever weight...

I've never tried to post a pic here, but I'll take some and see if I can figure it out if there's interest.


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted March 10, 2005 09:12 AM  
I've ran both cantilevered front shocks and cantilevered rear springs. I am still running the cantilevered front shocks and love them. The rear springs I saw no gains and were of high maintenance so they are gone.
I have never wrecked a shock since cantilevered and I built them so that they connect out to the center of the ball joint and are a true one to one ratio for better dampening performance.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted March 10, 2005 01:59 PM  
i was mainly thinking of cantilever on the rear thought since coilovers are now legal it might be the cats meow

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