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Author Topic:   rear spring location??
Mark Wakefeld
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 24, 2005 05:10 AM  
why would one forward on rearend and one back on rearend matter??

Im talking on top of housing like a sims car, stock 4 link.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted December 24, 2005 11:37 AM  
If running rubber bushings in trailing arms, you'll get dynamic cross changes on the throttle and on the brakes. You can get creative drilling and/or softening the bushings to increase the amount of deflection to increase the net effect.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 541
posted December 26, 2005 08:01 PM  
Without any compliant links you won't see the crossweight changes that are typical to mods with this setup.

The only thing that you will really accomplish by staggering the springs otherwise is that the rr will have a higher motion ratio than the lr.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted December 28, 2005 07:19 PM  
can you explain why??

thats what multiple people have also told me and I just dont see it making a difference with a stock 4 link.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted December 28, 2005 08:03 PM  
Through radial rotation of the axle from a static position. The further springs are mounted away from the center of rotation, the more vertical movement the spring base will see per degree of rotation. Granted, this is all contingent on allowing the rearend to deflect on accel/decel(ie. compliant bushings on the trailing arms).

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