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avenger 11
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posted May 04, 2005 03:21 PM  
I put a 4-link on the left side with the spring clamped in front of housing,my bar angles are 20 degrees upper and 5 gegrees up on lower bar.I have heard two different ways to adjust this.What effect will raising upper bar have,and what effect will raising lower bar have?I am running a two-link on right rear with spring on top of housing.

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dirtbuster
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posted May 04, 2005 03:30 PM  
In general use the top bar for bite and lower bar to tune roll steer. But keep in mind raising either one will increase bite and increase roll steer. Raising the lower bar will react quicker since it is shorter and get bite sooner and get on the bar sooner, but could also run out sooner. Raising the top bar will gain traction and hold it longer down the stretch.

5 degrees isnt that bad in the lower but i wouldnt go more than 10.

Keep in mind that adjustments for LR clamped and LR floated are sometimes backwards, so make sure if someone tells you to try something you are talking apples to apples.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted May 04, 2005 04:27 PM  
yep, it can be backwards. Because if you have the spring floated behind the axle then you move the lower bar DOWN it will increase bite b/c it indexs towards the spring. Spring clamped up front is just the opposite. But the upper bar works the same way on either configuration from what I've experienced.

avenger 11
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posted May 04, 2005 07:53 PM  
Thanks alot guys.

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