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Author Topic:   to clamp or not to clamp?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 164
posted April 11, 2005 05:08 PM  
have tried the 4 bar LR behind and seem to be lacking traction with the bars in the same places as last year...was thinking of trying to clamp the LR to see what would happen...any thoughts?

running 225's across the rear, and car rolls up on the RF nicely to get the car tightened and through the corner, just need more off...
stop and go tracks...


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted April 11, 2005 11:06 PM  
you say with the bars in the same place as last year??? Are you saying that last year it had bite and now it doesn't?? If that is what your saying then I would be looking for a bind in the rear suspension.

Clamping the LR will give you more bite. (remember it goes in front of the axle when clamped) I've never ran it myself but I think you have to increase the spring rate by about 25 lbs. Also I think I've heard it said that the car won't turn unless your on the throttle. Not real sure on that. Put it on and try it is my recommendation.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted April 12, 2005 04:38 AM  
are you tight gettin in the turn? make sure entry is alright before trying to fix exit. what kind of track? how big?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted April 12, 2005 06:49 AM  
What are you running for suspension on the right rear?

in the slick a clamped car will be alot better, i personally think that in the slick it is too hard for the birdcage to index into the spring which in effect loses traction, we have noticed an increased amount of forward bite clamping up the spring. however when its heavy, leaving it behind really puts a lot of pressure against the birdcage, making better traction.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 164
posted April 12, 2005 11:45 AM  
thanks for all the good ideas so out of town now and will look the car over for this weekend...may be binding and i just do not know it!

Entry seems to be the best it ever has been, especially on a typically tight DW 4 bar/4bar car...

i race on 1/4, 1/3, 3/8 mile tacky to start and then later in the nights slick tracks...

Exit seems to be lacking, or at least center out...maybe just a tad too loose in, which causes the loose in the middle and out...this saturday night was the best so far with the car being just a little throttle tight. but still free in and felt lacking a little bite off the corner, but that may be cause i need more gear too...running a 5.43 and may need to swap to a 5.67 to get entry slowed down to get the car settled then back in the gas.


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