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Author Topic:   Spring mount locations
viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 26, 2005 06:54 PM  
What do you guys think the best spring mount location, and set ups are for 4bar/z-link?

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted June 27, 2005 06:07 AM  
MY opinion and what works for my driver is lr on bc behind the rearend and the rr on the lower bar/swing arm. We are running a 4 bar lr and a swing arm rr both sides on birdcages.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted June 27, 2005 06:31 AM  
4 bar lr behind on the birdcage and rr on the swingarm.

Kromulous
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 796
posted June 27, 2005 08:33 AM  
I agree with RPM, 4 bar behind, and RR on the swing arm, we really like it so far.

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted June 27, 2005 06:49 PM  
depends on how the driver carries the car and the track shape and size. I know alot of guys that are fast with the 4-z with the lr behind and rr on a swingarm like Custom runs.Myself on the big half mile i run that is dry slick i always felt my car was better with lr behind on the cage and the rr on the front of the birdcage.prolly more of a driver preferance thing though. right now i s****ped the 4-z deal and went straight 4-4 with the lr spring clamped ahead and the rr behind on the birdcage. the car has been awesome the past five weeks like this regardless of track conditions.have been top five every week and won every heat race i've ran with this. biggest thing is find something that is comfortable for you and you understand and work with it.

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sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted June 27, 2005 07:10 PM  
I run a 4 bar left/ floated Z-link right. I run the left rear 4 bar with spring behind, floated on the birdcage. We changed the Right Rear this year from rr spring floated in front on the birdcage. We moved the RR spring to clamped on top of the housing, and it really helped free up the car. The car rolls better and enters the corner more free, both on Racers and Hoosiers.


viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 27, 2005 08:56 PM  
NYIMCAMOD sounds like you were running the same as us 4-bar floated z-link floated. We also run a BIG 1/2 mile that gets slick 90% of the time. Im wondering why you switched? our car is skatey and not much forward bite. I was thinking of clamping the lr or going to 4-bar.

nyimcamod8t
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted June 28, 2005 06:59 PM  
i changed just due to the fact that 90% of the time with the z- link rr it felt too pinned into the track when floated and when i put a swingarm on it tended to free me up too much on entry. I absolultely hate a mid turn push in my car, and 4-z is notorius for that. some drivers are ok with that and others struggle with it. 4-4 has a few more options on dialing the car in, but on the same sense more options to dial yourself out also. what i am doing right now with mine is more or less using the extra roll steer of the 4 link to turn the car on entry and thru the middle and using the clamped lr to load the car on exit and get me off the corner faster.I run alot of bar angle in the lr bars with alot of steer and the rr i run the lower bar 5 deg uphill and the upper bar at 15 deg uphill. works for me, but you gotta be kinda agressive with it and be used to a car that turns in and thru the middle.I just run my car in real hard and sideways and just pile the gas pedal down from the middle out and hold on, cause it claws really hard.

viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted June 28, 2005 07:08 PM  
I just run my car in real hard and sideways and just pile the gas pedal down from the middle out and hold on, cause it claws really hard. [/B][/QUOTE]
Wow that would be a dream car! Ours is so touchy. Constantly using the brakes to get it to turn, car is very skatey (scary in traffic) Half to back pedal 9/10 the way down the straight. This car should be great, have a very strong motor, just not able to put the ponies on the ground yet.

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