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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted August 29, 2005 03:28 PM  
I have a 99 DW8 unimount, currently 3 link. It barely has any forward bite on tacky so you can guess what it has on dry slick. It has 53 cross and 59 rear with 20 gallons of fuel. Bite is about 30 lbs. Front is 750 lf and 650 rf. Shocks are 74 lf and 75 rf. Rear is 225 L with the spring in front and a 15" bar on a plug, top hole, rr is a 175 on top with an 18" bar in bottom hole. J bar is in bottom hole on pinion and three holes up on frame. Biscuit bar on top three holes from the bottom. Can I fix this without a loan? Thanks

Dirt Newbie

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posted August 29, 2005 04:51 PM  
I sent you a PM.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted August 29, 2005 07:31 PM  
Thanks Trashrat. The pullbar has the black rubber biscuits. I figured it needed to go. I can run a spring bar and that's one thing I figured on doing. What do you guys think about putting the right rear spring behind the rear end?Thanks. I tried the pullbar in the bottom hole and then moved it uo two. Not much difference.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted August 30, 2005 09:09 AM  
i run a dw8 unimount and a 4 link, since we 4 linked it , i love it, we run a 600-1220 spring pullbar 1 hole up from bottom on frame and a j bar , its great on the tack,
i run plugs with 12" lowers on both sides and 14" uppers on both sides. 550lf,650rf 225 behind on the cage on lr and 180 in front on cage on rr. most of the time its good . the only problem i have is traction off the corner in transition , it breaks the tires loose .

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted August 30, 2005 11:13 AM  
rpm20..your tires may be breaking loose because your on the bars to fast and it takes the effect of the springs away.. your bars are to small.. we had small bars like that and had the same problem..

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted August 30, 2005 05:14 PM  
I think you should bump up the LR bite more. What is your left side percentage?

Make sure you don't have any type of bind or anything in the suspension under full travel.

We get up to 200+lbs of LR sometimes on our DW8 3link. At least try 100lbs or so. Make sure your ride heights stay close to what you want while adjusting it.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted August 30, 2005 07:25 PM  
Left side is 52. Thanks for the help.

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