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Author Topic:   LR clamped with spring behind ?
locknload
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted July 14, 2005 12:05 PM  
our car has 4 link LR and z link RR and I need to know if anyone has tried clamping the LR with the spring behind. Until we do some fabricating (move the battery tray), we cant get the spring in front.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted July 14, 2005 01:14 PM  
doing that would unload the lr under acceleration ......i dont think you want that to happen, it would make you loose, if i am thinking about that right.
i personally run mine on the bc behind on lr
(because its on the bc, it has a neutral effect) and in front on the bc on the rr and it hooks up great.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 14, 2005 03:43 PM  
RPM is right, clamping the spring behind, unloads the spring on accel.

locknload
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted July 14, 2005 04:51 PM  
Thanks for the info, I Appreciate it!

wheelnpro99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted July 20, 2005 08:17 PM  
what about spring in front of housing on r.r. clamped and z-link l.r. on swing arm..

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 20, 2005 09:47 PM  
what do you want to know about it 99??

If you clamp the RR spring in front of the housing, then when you decel. it unloads that spring. So the car would be loose going in as compared to clamped behind on the RR which loads the spring on decel. I run a 4/2 setup and I tried the RR spring clamped in front. It didn't work LOL! The car had no side bite.

bauman
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 21, 2005 09:05 PM  
FlyNLoIMCA17 what are you running for springs with that type of set up. Are you getting good side bite? What type of tire do you run? What type of J-bar or panhard do you run? I have had this set-up for the first half of the year and have a tough time on dry slick getting the car to bite. Any help would be appreciated.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 21, 2005 10:43 PM  
Yes I do get pretty good side bite. My car does good in the dry also. I run the IMCA american racer tires. And I use a 19" straight bar. My springs are

LF 850 RF 800
LR 225 RR 200

wheelnpro99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted July 24, 2005 01:31 PM  
i am sorry i meant l.r. spring in front with it being clamped with shock behind, then on the right side a coil over setup on the swing are with 200 spring right side and 275 left side, how would that work out..

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