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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 18, 2005 07:41 PM  
What's your opinions:
1. How much is too much?
2. What is not enough?
3. Prefered spring rate?

We currently have a '02 DW-8 three link, with a 1200# spring, in the bottom hole on the frame. Can't seem to get more than an inch out of it. Car is real loose from the center off, and thinking I should take angle out and go to a 1050# spring to smooth it out?

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted April 18, 2005 07:51 PM  
put a progressive spring in there... like a 600-1200, that'll get the job done

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted April 18, 2005 08:31 PM  
Leave the angle in it. A 1050 would prob work better. I would shoot for 1-1.5" travel. Make sure nothing else is binding and stopping travel.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted April 23, 2005 12:06 AM  
Something that does matter to me most of the time is whether or not I am on a big track or not. If I ever have mine at a big angle on a big track it just gets bite for an instance and then breaks the tires loose before I am even out of the turn. A big track to me is 3/8 or 1/2. I guess though if you say that it is loose from the CENTER off then you must not ever have had any bite. Something else that makes a heck of a difference to me is that you need to check your preload. Most people like running 1/4" of preload in their pullbar. I agree with dirtbuster that the 1050 is the best spring. We just bought that new AFCO torque link or push/pull bar or whatever you want to call it and it is the best pullbar that we have ever had. It has a 1050 spring in it.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted April 23, 2005 05:37 AM  
We ran a 800# spring in ours on our DW-8 short 2-link on a dry 3/8 mile semi banked track, & it was a rocket off the corners. Got about 2.5" travel, 3rd hole up from the bottom on the frame.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted April 23, 2005 07:09 AM  
we run a progressive 600-1000, bunch of angle, and get about 3" travel out of it.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 23, 2005 01:50 PM  
Progressive Hypercoil, with 18 - 20 degrees of angle on a 3/8 mile track. We get 2- 2 1/2" of travel. If you run a shorter track, only then would I put more angle in it. 1 hole down from above goes away too quick on a 3/8.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted April 25, 2005 09:03 AM  
Afco with 3 inches

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