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Author Topic:   Swing arm [pavement]
graham cook
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 20, 2005 09:40 PM  
Would this work on pavement?

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted June 21, 2005 07:07 AM  
On pavement you want to always keep traction so this requires smooth suspension movement with minimum rear steer. All the swing arm suspensions I have seen would not be favorable for pavement. Longer control arms around 21 ins. on a three link set-up is basic and keeps the tires hooked up on pavement.Mount the rear springs as close to the tire as possible. Run soft as you can and a large sway bar. On pavement you don't want the body roll you want to keep the weight left and low

graham cook
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 21, 2005 09:03 AM  
Thanks DMAN. How about spring placement infront,behind on top. Have 3 link with biscut pullbar.

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted June 21, 2005 09:22 AM  
We have a pavement flexiflyer with the 21" swingarms. Been busy keeping the dirt cars running so we haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
We had a couple of Dirt cars run on pavement last year using the short swingarm set-up. Those cars get really tight coming out of the turns

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted June 23, 2005 07:26 AM  
Mount the springs where you like. We have tried front vs rear and have noticed no difference.We did keep ours on sliders in front. Just keep them mounted as close to the out side as is reasonable for clearance.This goes for the shocks too. Use tire temps and wheel (shock) travel to determine your final spring rates.Good luck to you!

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