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Author Topic:   SWING ARM CARS ?
IMCAMOD17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted July 21, 2005 08:41 PM  
does anyone run a car that has swing arms on both sides? can a swing arm car run with the new 4link cars or is this suspension out now? i am looking to buy a used car that is set up on swing arm but dont want to waste my money if this isnt a good setup anymore.
please help.

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted July 21, 2005 10:42 PM  
Are you racing on Hoosiers, or Amer. Racers? Lots of guys on Hoosiers are very fast with swingarm cars. Actually, a swingarm car is pretty consistent on either tire, if your setup is close. Also, if you are on tacky or rough tracks, swingarm cars can really shine. I don't think you HAVE to have a bar car to be fast. If its a good deal I wouldn't be afraid of it at all.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted July 21, 2005 10:45 PM  
There are some swing arm cars around my area and some are pretty fast. We run the AR IMCA tires.

the king
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted July 22, 2005 06:33 AM  
swing armm will work good, Lightning builds one of the best.

IMCAMOD17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted July 23, 2005 01:29 PM  
this will be on hoosier tires. the track is tacky for heats then gets real hard and slicks off for features. track is normally smooth but gets a few little ruts. would a swing arm car be better on dry slick than a 2 bar? are swing arm cars harder to drive than 2 bar? thanks for your guys help.

IMCAMOD17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted July 23, 2005 09:57 PM  
KING DOES YOUR TRACK STAY TACKY OR DOES IT SLICK OFF? ON A DRY SLICK TRACK WITH OUR 2BAR SETUP WE ARE REALLY GETTING BEAT OUT OF THE CORNERS. THE 4 BAR CARS THAT RAISE UP IN THE REAR JUST PULL AWAY FROM US. WILL A SWING ARM CAR RAISE UP IN THE REAR LIKE THE 4 BAR CARS? TACKY TRACK IS NO PROBLEM. WE JUST NEED TO KNOW IF IT WILL BE WORTH SWITCHING FROM 2 BAR TO A SWING ARM TO HELP US ON DRY SLICK. THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS.

doug
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted July 24, 2005 07:32 AM  
won number 10 last night, have 9 seconds this lear very drivable on a lot of diff tracks we go to it would be a good choice to start out on thanks the buzzard7

smyle
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted July 24, 2005 12:38 PM  
z-links w/swing arms have won the last two races at our track (which became dry-slick both nights).

doug
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted July 24, 2005 01:54 PM  
smiley where do you run at, we run southern oh the buzzard7

doug
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted July 24, 2005 01:55 PM  
king how do you do last night

the king
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted July 25, 2005 07:11 AM  
I run a DW-9 with a 2-link short swing arm on the left and the right side is a long bar with the spring on top. The car is always fast on a track with any bite but has nothing when it slicks off. Its also really tough to drive on a rough track and I attribute that to the short swing arm. Anybody have any luck with this type of setup? I have been thinking of switching to a 4 link instead.

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