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avenger 11
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posted December 18, 2005 02:25 PM  
I put a 13 inch center to center panhard bar in front of housing,what would be a good starting point as far as angle?Right now it is about twenty five degrees.Four link left clamped up,two link right.

[This message has been edited by avenger 11 (edited December 18, 2005).]

wfoondirt
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posted December 19, 2005 01:56 PM  
Try a search, I got 166 hits.

avenger 11
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posted December 19, 2005 07:08 PM  
I only want one,I don't have time to read 166.

dirttrackin94
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posted December 19, 2005 08:24 PM  
START WITH TWO INCHES OF RAKE,DONT GO CRAZY WITH THE ANGLE OF IT OR IT WILL GET REALLY RADICAL!!!

36modracer
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posted December 20, 2005 09:32 AM  
we had about 3 inches or so of rake with our 4bar zlink. I dont recall the degree of angle but it was under 20 i think. much more than that and it was to much.

wfoondirt
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posted December 20, 2005 09:51 AM  
Ever think that maybe the people here don't have time to answer the same question 167 times?

dirtbuster
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posted December 20, 2005 09:55 AM  
go with about 3" rake not sure what angle that works out to be

Fastride 38
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posted December 20, 2005 11:31 AM  
I agree with dirtbuster, three inches should be a good starting point. Measure from the ground (perferably level ground) to the center of the bolt that mounts the panhard bar to the housing. Then, measure from the ground to the top of the mounting bracket on the frame this should be three inches longer. That should get you in the ball park.

avenger 11
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posted December 20, 2005 03:29 PM  
Thanks to the people that offered help,to the other guy,wouldn't it have been easier to just not reply at all?If people didn't need help on here they could just shut down the "submit reply" section and we could just use the search.

diesel rat
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posted December 21, 2005 05:59 PM  
you need to be careful of short p/h bars and anything less than 19" is short. if you drive smoothly you can anticipate what the car will do, but if not and you are on and off the gas the rear roll center will jump around like a jackrabbit and you cannot anticipate what the car will do. also with the bar in front the pinion moves a couple of inches up and down plus the chassis is rolling over so where is the roll center? with the bar behind it is closer to the center of the axel so at least the inside mount wont be moving near as much. also you dont need as much initial rake in the bar with it behind.

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