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chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted August 02, 2005 09:11 AM  
Anyone run a wishbone suspension? I hear they are designed specifically for dry slick tracks. Any pros and cons to this suspension set up? And who builds them?

Chad
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted August 03, 2005 08:48 AM  
I believe D&M used to run a wishbone type suspension (or, at least a converging 4-link). They have switched on their lastest chassis design to a more standard 4-link. Do a search, and you can find D&M, they're located in Texas. I'm sure a D&M owner can add more to my comments.

49mtmod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted August 04, 2005 07:03 AM  
I believe dirtracer14 ran a D&M wishbone set up. Try sending him a message. He was always willing to answer questions about my D&M.


dixiemods
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted August 04, 2005 03:22 PM  
chickenlittle, I run a wishbone d&m car. they are very fast on dry flat tight turn tracks alittle tricky on high bank tracks.Send me a message on anything specific you want to know maybe ??? I can help you but dirtracer14 has helped me some.

dirtracer14
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1261
posted August 04, 2005 07:16 PM  
I do have a D&M wishbone car. I ran the wishbone for a year to work with it. It was a bit much for the tacky tracks we have up in the NW. I since changed the lr to a short 4 bar and left the long wishbone on the rr. I can see if you had the room and the mounts to put enough adjustments in it to go from dry to tacky it would work...but i had more luck and adjustment with the lr 4 bar. The rr i use the wishbone when its dry then spread then and make it a long 4 bar when its tacky. I also put both springs on top to help make the car more consistant...wich it did. I hope that helps.

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted August 04, 2005 09:14 PM  
Thanks for the replys. I don't actually run one now but was considering one. Have heard they are good on a dry slick track. Our track is dry about 3/4 of the time but does have about 10-12 deg banking. No body runs that set up here so I was curious. Sounds like it might be easier to run a more conventional set up like a 3 link or something. I currently run a mono leaf and wanted to try something with a little more adjustment.

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