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neil rucker
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posted September 21, 2004 09:00 PM  
im running a "metric" hobby car with stock lower trailing arms and a single 3rd link on top, with a panhard bar behind the rearend. im thinking about running a spring loaded pullbar, or rubber biscuit bar. the spring or rubber is mounted on the bar with a hiem on each end, but one end is longer than the other. in other words the spring or the rubber, is closer to one end than the other. my stupid question is which end goes to the rearend, and which goes to the front of the car? does it matter? and most important is why? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. neil (770)740-1532

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted September 21, 2004 10:27 PM  
the end with the rubber or spring on it will go to the rear end. The long part of the bar will attach to the chassis. As for why?? With the spring type if it is mounted the other way it won't compress the spring, unless its a double spring type. Or at least thats what I think, I'd have to get under my car to be for certain about that. Hope that helps some..

neil rucker
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posted September 22, 2004 07:17 PM  
thanks fly. anyone else?

340duster
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Total posts: 195
posted September 23, 2004 12:21 PM  
It will work either way. Under braking it is compressing the link and under acceleration it is stretching the link. So no matter which way you install it ti will work.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted September 23, 2004 09:43 PM  
yeah I see what your saying, actually it would probably be better to attach the heaviest end to the chassis to reduce unsprung weight, that is if you have enough clearence. I guess its like a coil over eliminator, it doen't matter which end you push on its still compressing the spring. Don't know why I didn't think of it that way, had a dumb moment LOL!!

    

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