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Author Topic:   3 Wheeling Question / weight jack issue?
dirtbandit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted November 24, 2005 07:41 PM  
I have a 98 harris that is set up to run as a 4 bar and with the front weight jacks adjusted to the correct ride height and then jacking up the front end the left front spring is loose and moves around. The spring cup for the weight jack drops down from the jack itself and when the car is set down the cup can catch on the frame or the hole in the spring cup may not line up with the weight jack.
I know something is not right there but not sure. What am I missing, I have the front end apart right now so I want to fix it correctly before putting it back together.

Thanks in advance for your help.

20crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 24, 2005 07:50 PM  
on most cars the front springs & cups get loose when you jack up the car . check
the spring cup the tube that the jackbolt goes into should be long enough to keep it on the jack bolt . or maybe your front shocks are too long , they act as stops to keep the suspension from traveling to far down. most cars use 8 inch shocks in the front

[This message has been edited by 20crew (edited November 24, 2005).]

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 373
posted November 24, 2005 08:18 PM  
Weld a small bolt or pin to the end of the coil spring and drill a hole in the lower control arm so the spring will not spin in it's seat. The jack bolt should be long enough to stay in the spring cup all by it's self.

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted November 25, 2005 08:44 AM  
Good idea, But welding on a spring dont sound too good for the spring, Do you think it would change anything or isnt it enough heat and too far to the end of the spring to change much, just a question. but a good idea we have the same thing happen, you come in after a race and the spring moved, I have checked it on scales it takes ALOT of bite out of the car!!!!!

washeduptoo
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted November 25, 2005 10:10 AM  
You could build you a small clamp, or use a conduit clamp and drill a hole into the lower A and use a bolt to clamp it in place. Hopes this helps.

HarrisMod#30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted November 25, 2005 10:26 AM  
just drill a hole in the lower a frame and the chassis and put a chain on it, and set the chain just loose enough so everything stays snug, put not tight, all of our harris cars we had to do that.

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 373
posted November 25, 2005 01:36 PM  
I don't think it would hurt the spring because it would be welded to the end of the Dead Coil that is what Skyrocket doing, I think you can buy springs already like that and i believe they are made by Carrera.

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 331
posted November 25, 2005 08:09 PM  
REEEAAAALLLLLYYYYY.. didnt know that. I am going to do it!! what the h#ll. Hey again GOOD IDEA!!!

20crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 26, 2005 08:28 PM  
you can weld a rod on the end of your springs , we do it to all our front srings . haven't had any problems.

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