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Author Topic:   panhard bar behind rake
chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted December 17, 2005 10:24 AM  
I am running a 4 z with a 20" p/h bar behind the axle. Was wondering what rake would be best? I run on a tight dryslick track 1/3 mile in length. When I get on the gas with the p/h behind the rake should increase due to pinion climb. I was thinking of around 7" of rake would probably work best? What hight should I start with? I figure that it would be mounted pretty low to get it to roll over and get side bite. I just don't want to make the car too tight in the entry and center of the corner. Any thoughts and suggestions?

diesel rat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted December 18, 2005 07:41 AM  
a lot depends on the amount of body roll with your suspension, 4" is a good starting spot for swing arm suspensions. right end at the bottom of the axel tube right behind the carrier bearing. we use a step knotch deal on the housing and a slider on the left end.

chickenlittle
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted December 18, 2005 08:53 AM  
Thanks for the info. I have one of those adjustment blocks too. Will give it a try around there to see. I plan on running a 225 on the LR and 200 RR mounted on the bird cages. Front will probably be in the 700LF 600RF range with a Chevelle clip. I want the car to roll over to get some side bite.

diesel rat
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted December 21, 2005 05:27 PM  
youll get plenty of side bite, with the behind bar, but i believe you may crush the rf spring with only a 600 there. if the rf suspension bottoms out instant push.

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 380
posted December 21, 2005 07:24 PM  
I ran my car like that last year and never had that much split, I usually was under 3in. Anything more then that was bad throttle tight.

vleibert
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 22, 2005 08:06 AM  
4-bar/Z with the 19" bar I usually run between 3"-4" of rake on tighter tracks.

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