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Author Topic:   too tight or lack of side bite ?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted June 23, 2005 02:52 PM  
I am torn on what adjustment to make . swing arm left , z spring on top right. Long bar behind rear.
The panhard bar is about 1-2 " above axle tube on the left , and at the bottom of the tube on the right.

It seemed that I had to wait to get back in the gas as hard as i would have liked until the car was almost straight.
I was going to level out the bar across the rear, BUT I have thought about until I've confused myself. I am now thinking that if I soften either the rf or lr spring maybe it will free the car up enough to get into the throttle quicker. I have 100lb split across the front, 275 on swing arm , 150 rr { on housing }.
both rear tires gained 5lbs. of air and the tire temps :

from back of car:

lr rr

129 114 120 119 125 141

rf gained 1 lb

temps. 90 95 100

1/4 lead in rear .

got beat by 2 4bar / j bar cars ,got the welder out and j bar brackets , but may not have the time to get it done for this weekend. Thank you

Larry Lundin
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted June 24, 2005 08:44 AM  
I run a very similar set-up but with a J-bar. I also use a 175 on the RR (housing) and to get rid of the mid turn push, I dropped the LR spring (swing-arm clamped) down to 250. This seemed to free my car up through the turns. When the track is dry I lower the J-bar down to the very bottom hole on the pinion side with about 5 inches of split to the frame side. A friend of mine uses the long panhard bar but when the trck goes dry he has problems getting forward bite with it but he also uses a 5th spring and not a pull bar. He's going to a pull bar for the next race, I think he might be better off going to a j-bar as well. Good luck!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted June 24, 2005 09:14 PM  
Larry, thank you for the help. you decieded it for me!! I've ran the 275 lr for 3 weeks , but only had the car 100 % for this last week , so I didn't have a real good measure of what would happen. I am still going to add the j bar, but for the time being I will soften up the lr and try it again, hopefully 100% again. thank you again.

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