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posted May 09, 2005 07:52 PM  
Here's my situation. We ran an IMCA show in Fairmont, MN Friday night. It's a pretty good banked 1/2 mile with lots of grip. Car tipped over so bad in the heat the left rear spring finally popped out. We had a bracket made to meet the 19" panhard bar rule and still be able to run to the left side of the pinion plate. Had about 3" rake. I took about 2" of rake out, and went from a 150# rr spring to a 200# rr spring. Car leveled out more than I liked, but at least the driver could see where he liked to go. Two nights later in Mason City, a fairly flat half mile with less grip, car stayed flat and would not "get in" the race track. I put the angle and spring back in, and it would rear up if the right rear would catch the cushion just right, but it basically sucked. I just can't seem to find the happy place on this longer bar, and the car is inconsistent. This is an '02 DW-8 2-link. Any ideas? What else do you think could be causing this?

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posted May 10, 2005 10:04 AM  
I assume this is on long bars on both sides?

I'd personally try the panhard that mounts below the pinion, with 3 or 4 inches of rake. I'd also put a 175 on top rr and 225 in front lr. Was the car bottoming out on the underslung and shock or was it about ready to. You may have to make a new shock mount on the chassis and drop the underslung even further. This is how we have been doing our short 2 link cars lately and it has been working pretty good

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posted May 12, 2005 10:10 PM  
We are running the same set up as x said to run and it workes relly good if you done have a coil over on the lr try it it make te car alot more consistant and hooks it up harder

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