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Author Topic:   Rear Steer on a 4 link
Blind Barney
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posted October 20, 2004 01:31 PM  
Anyone out there running an 81 Grand Prix Hobby and messing with rear steer? Would like to try this for next year. The biggest task is trying to find out what OEM trailing arms are about an inch longer for the LR.

[This message has been edited by Blind Barney (edited October 20, 2004).]

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posted October 20, 2004 03:37 PM  
I am running a 1/4 mile banked track.

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posted October 20, 2004 05:29 PM  
Sleepy did an article in a recent Circle Track. It explains how you can drill the stock bushings to get rear steer.

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posted October 20, 2004 09:04 PM  
Originally posted by racer17j:
i didn't notice this before you said you want your lr longer. you ure about that?

Wouldn't you want right rear longer?

Matt Hill

Blind Barney @ Work
Dirt Roller

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posted October 21, 2004 03:01 PM  
pardon me. that is what i should have said. still learnin. RR lower i believe.

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posted October 21, 2004 04:45 PM  
Drill the hole on your rearend mount on the lower right rear about 1 inch lower this is about as much as you dare go unless you add metal to it , then go up front and drill a hole an inch or so higher on the frame mount for the lower right rear trailing arm. when you are done the arm should be running up hill to the frame ,your left arm should be level if its not then redrill those holes . ( we used washers welded to the frame on ours . Now when the car roles into the corner the right rear lower arm will go level and the left rear will go up in the front when this happens the wheel base will get longer on the right side and shorter on the left.We done this for several years untill our tech guy said that was not a good thing .So now i use a hard bushing in the right rear lower arm and the soft or drilled one on the left lower. be aware if you drill the holes in the mounts make sure you don't mess your wheel base up and if you change ride height that will affect the arm angles. good luck.


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