posted November 08, 2005 09:04 PM
I am looking at buying a Mono-leaf mod chassis. Not sure about who made it (I am sure it is homemade). The setup it has under it has mono leafs on both sides with coil springs on top of the rear housing with shocks behind the rear (mounted to the leaf mounting plate). Has anyone ran this setup before?? Is it something that I am gonna have to upgrade?? I have read on here in the archives that leaf spring cars are good for beginners. I want something that is gonna be fairly easy to set up since this is my first mod. I have also read about floating the right rear leaf. Does anyone have any pics of a suspension set up like this?? Any information would help out. I am very new to mods, so anything helps. Thanks.
dirtzone Dirt Maniac
Total posts: 102
posted November 09, 2005 05:21 AM
Leaf cars are very good for beginners 'cause there are very little adjustments to mess you up. Bout the only thing to worry about is the leaf getting wore out. Floating the RR leaf is just that - getting a floater for a leaf spring that spins on your axle tube so that the leaf doesn't twist under accel/decel. Supposed to give more left rear bite I guess. Oh, and check out 4m.net Look for anything under Fastboys setup and you'll get alot on the stack/mono setup.
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Fastride 38 Dirt Maniac
Total posts: 125
posted November 09, 2005 06:35 AM
The lack of adjustment on a mono-leaf car keeps things simple. There is not the worry of bar angles and lenght. Once you get the bite correct in the rear you are done. From there you can adjust the front weight jacks and tire pressure to dial it in to your liking.