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Author Topic:   Changing the RR suspension. What to expect?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted July 20, 2005 07:12 PM  
Okay guys going to try and change up the right rear suspension on my DW8

Car is curently:

LR: short swingarm with spring on slider mounted on swing arm with shock behind the rear end

RR: medium length 2 link with spring mounted on the rear end with shock mounted behind the rearend.

Okay the change i am going to try is to take the plug out of the right rear and put a long 2 link with the spring on top and the shock behind the rear end.

What should i expect the change in the suspension to do? How will the car handle different.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 20, 2005 07:32 PM  
The longer bar will slow down the RR tires rear steer movement. It should be able to handle bumps and rough tracks better with the longer bar.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted July 20, 2005 07:37 PM  
will it make the car tighter?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted July 20, 2005 10:46 PM  
Since your going to make the rr longer, you are going to do a few changes at once.
the longer bar running uphill i am guessing to the front, like 5 deg, will cause a little bit more rearsteer as the car rolls over in the corner, meaning that it will go back just a little more than a short link would, and once it goes over center, 0 deg, it will begin to go forward(but the movement will not be as drastic as it would be with the shorter link.
the other changes will be the speed of which the rr will loose thrust angle. it wil loose thrust slower with the longer bar.

the noticable effects will be the car will rear steer a little different(probably not going to tell it from the seat), and loose thrust angle slower, which means that it will have the rr biting more which will free up the car(will be a small change probably). if you want to make the car tigher all over the track then put the spring clamped behind on the axle tube. that will make a much larger change.

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