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Author Topic:   Chaining rear down????
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted March 07, 2004 08:34 AM  
Maybe this is non-sense, and if it is so be it. I bought an 80 Malibu pure stock for parts. It is a dirt car. I noticed they had run a crossbar over the rear axel, and had them chained together pulling down slightly on the chassis. So my question is this. Why would they want to pull down on the chassis and restrict the body roll????
I've seen this car win races 2 yrs ago. Has anyone ever tried such a thing???

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted March 07, 2004 10:10 AM  
never seen it but i've heard about it from an old timer.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted March 07, 2004 11:03 AM  
I ran across an old car one time that was chained on the front left and the rear. I think they were going to take the roll out of the car. The way I see it is if the body is chained down to the left side tires it will lift the tires up & loose traction. Nascar teams tie the body to the axle to prevent the springs from coming out when they jack them up. I have seen them take them off when the driver thinks the are tightening up in the corners & causeing less traction.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted March 07, 2004 06:10 PM  
the chains are likely there for jacking it up quicker..

when the car is race ready they would be hanging loose and not effect anything.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted March 08, 2004 10:31 AM  
When I jacked the car up from in front of the left rear tire,(like when changing the l/r tire) without a motor or trans the left front came off the ground first. Interesting. It may have been chained to assist in jacking up the car. Thanks for the respose.

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