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poorboy5792
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 19, 2004 12:27 PM  
i heard that if you put spacers under the front spring pockets of the leaf spring,rear it will give you more foward bite!!!!!!! is this true, i dont really understand forward bite?? i was thinking about putting one inch spacers where the front of the leaf springs bolt in at!!!! thats what people say! can anyone help with this??????

racerman707
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted May 19, 2004 02:34 PM  
It sounds to me like you're trying to tilt the rear end. Am I right or do I just not understand your question.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted May 19, 2004 05:28 PM  
I think he is talking about using wooden wedges to place between the end of the leaves to increase wedge or crossweight if done on the left rear. I've been an engineer in the spring business for a long time and if that's not what he's talking about I have no idea.

Okie11m
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted May 19, 2004 07:08 PM  
It would give you more pinion angle. There are some pretty good arguements on here about getting forward bite from this. Steve Smith said in one of his books that it robs HP so you think you are getting more bite.

racerguy500
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted May 19, 2004 09:27 PM  
That is the only benefit I see is increasing the pinion angle, you can accomplish the same thing with shims under the perches if they are allowed, but you might be able to "cheat" your rules by doing what you are saying. And all that does is increase the amount of torque required to spin the rear end, therefore reducing the "shock" to the rear tires, so you feel it is hooking up better. Just the same as using a swivel on the end of a socket with an extension. You do lose HP at the tires, but you make what you have more usable.

racerman707
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted May 20, 2004 07:25 AM  
ARE YOU HAVING A PROBLEM WITH GETTING FORWARD BITE? IF NOT I WOULD LEAVE IT BE.AS STATED ABOVE SHIMS BETWEEN THE AXLE TUBE AND MOUNT WOULD BE THE BEST BET.

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