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dirtbandit
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posted December 05, 2005 09:16 AM  
I have a 98 Harris that I put the 4 link brackets on and with the lr spring behind the rear end housing on the birdcage the spring hits the bracket for the rear panard bar mount on the frame. Anyone else run into this problem when they converted? I was wanting to leave the rear mount, but planned on running a short bar off the front.

Thanks for your replies

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 05, 2005 01:01 PM  
is it just touching it near the top corner? ours rubbed a little bit on a car we had a couple years ago(car was an 01) and we just ground the bracket for clearance.

dirtbandit
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posted December 05, 2005 03:16 PM  
Yes it is rubbing. If I bounce the rear end you can hear it kind of pop as the coil compresses, it doesnt feel like it is really binding but it sounds bad. I thought about cutting the bracket apart and making it 2 holes shorter and that looks like it would clear then, i would just lose that adjustment if i ever wanted to run the panard behind the rear end housing.

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 05, 2005 03:49 PM  
you could also cut out that round tube that the bracket is welded to and put a square tube in there and cut your bracket out and us one of those adjustable panhard brackets that would clamp to the square tube.

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dirtbandit
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posted December 05, 2005 03:55 PM  
harrismod30,
I already have one of the adjustable brackets for round tube, would it work on that bar or would there be too much angle in it? I planned on trying it on the front round tube also with a short bar in front

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 05, 2005 08:10 PM  
yeah that would work to,by angle, im assuming u mean angle toward the back? you can take apart a hiem and used the center of it for a spacer,or make some sort of spacer and that should give you plenty of clearance.

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2wildcrewguy
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posted December 08, 2005 07:28 PM  
i just bought a '03 harris which is a 3link. i heard that they have these 4 link bracket that are bolt-on. is this true and if so how do i go about buying them?

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 08, 2005 07:39 PM  
www.harrisautoracing.com
or go here http://www.harrisautoracing.com/parts.php?page=2

dirtbandit
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posted December 09, 2005 10:20 AM  
I recently put the 4 link brackets on my car and they are a pretty nice piece. They were pretty easy to put on, however it would have been easier to put the left side on if the cockpit hadnt already been installed. On the right side i had to cut a little pit off the brake floater bracket for it to fit but it was a relatively easy install.

2wildcrewguy
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posted December 17, 2005 07:06 AM  
Don't suppose anyone's got pics of these brackets and how they mount up?

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 17, 2005 11:29 AM  
no, not at the moment, car is suppsoe to be done this week then i have to go get it, as soon as i get the brackets on ill try and round up a camera, are you in a hurry or are you not racing till spring?

2wildcrewguy
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posted December 17, 2005 01:55 PM  
well i think i'm going to hit a few shows in jan but since i'm new at driving, i better leave it as a three link. but by the start of the season i would like to convert it over to a 4 bar.

HarrisMod#30
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posted December 17, 2005 03:13 PM  
ok I will do that, this will be my first full year of driving also, alot of years wrenching on a harris though, they added sport mods here so im gonna give that a whirl, Mine will be a 3 link also but im gonna try it with the brackets instead of the mounts on the chassis. If i happen to forget just remind me in like 3 weeks, tis the season where i dont know exactly how much ill be in the shop.

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