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Ghart321
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted September 04, 2005 10:14 AM  
1985 Regal-springs lr200 rr175 rf1200 lf800 Rear weight 53% Left weight 53% Cross weight 47.5% The front sway bar has a stock "link bolt" on the right side. The left side is tightened down tight on one rubber. 3/8 mile D shaped track. What affect does the sway bar being tightened down like that have? Also there was a rear sway bar on the car but we removed it. Was that a good or bad thing to do?

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johder
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted September 04, 2005 03:59 PM  
i would also like to know if i should run a swaybar at all...some guys say ditch it so the body rolls better...some say keep it...we are 1/3 mile d shape

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted September 06, 2005 07:58 PM  
Swaybar is great for the asphalt but ditch it for the dirt. Eddie

johder
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted September 07, 2005 07:12 PM  
i have no rear swaybar...are you saying ditch the front swaybar????

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted September 08, 2005 01:09 AM  
Yep. Eddie

johder
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted September 08, 2005 05:26 PM  
wont this weaken the front suspension???? make it more vunerable to break?

Ghart321
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted September 08, 2005 06:10 PM  
If I take it off. What change in handling should I expect considering all the "preload" that is on it from being tightened right down on the drivers side.

wetwolfone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted September 09, 2005 10:36 AM  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ghart321:
[B]If it was me, I would leave front sway bar on. Try a 1000# spring in LF.


CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 09, 2005 11:10 AM  
What handling problem are you having? I think that you can be fast either with or without a sway bar. I you run with the sway bar just go lighter on your front springs.

Ghart321
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted September 09, 2005 12:45 PM  
We started out tight in and loose off. we got that alot better with a stagger adjustment. Now we just arn't hooking up enough (spinning the tires) when getting into the gas coming out of the corner.

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