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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 17, 2004 01:48 PM  
I just started racing dirt this year, actually only ran about 1/3 of season. Back home in Indiana I raced on asphalt, so the dirt was a new and exciting change. I run in the Super Stock class and did pretty good considering the learning setup for dirt. The season is over here in El Paso so I'm getting ready to go through my car. I am considering going to a mono leaf rear but I'm still not sure. I was so busy with learning my own car that I really never checked with other cars in my class, but it doesn't appear that anybody is running mono. Everybody seems to be running coils. I need some advice in this area. I know that monos are suppose to giving a driver a little more forward bite, but I don't know what the drawbacks are. Would appreciate any and all replies on this subject. Thank you and have a great day.

STREET16
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted October 17, 2004 03:21 PM  
Have you talked to the tech official about this? I know El Paso rules allow you to convert to leaf OR 3-link, But I'm not sure if they will let you do a combination leaf and coil on the rear. And I think mono-leaf springs alone would be to weak. If you have talked to the officials, let me know what they said. I'm building a Super Stock for Las Cruces (same rules). Or, I could put it on a list of questions I'm getting ready to e-mail to Royal Jones. Let me know, OK.

hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted October 17, 2004 05:21 PM  
Thanks for the reply. I'm not really sure now that you brought it up. I didn't see that you couldn't but it also doesn't say you can. I guess I better find out.

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted October 17, 2004 05:51 PM  
give up the amish suspention and up grade to a three link

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if every thing is under control your not fast enough

STREET16
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted October 17, 2004 08:11 PM  
You should see the rules. Top link cannot be longer than lowers, and you have to use a STOCK OEM pan hard bar. Also, no traction arm, pull bar, or damper shock. The idea is to keep it simple and cheap.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted October 18, 2004 07:29 PM  
cheap racing-another oxymoron!
Bite the bullit and get a set of the Hypercoil composites. Lite and consistant. Going itno the third season on mine

    

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