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Author Topic:   front sway bar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 22, 2005 12:37 AM  
I have a front clip off of a 69 nova that I atached to a 92 rayburn chasis. I am now onstaling wieght jacks on it and racing shocks I was wondering if I should remove the front sway bar or leave it in?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 22, 2005 07:44 AM  
Dump the sway bar. They for asphalt. And we all know asphalt is for getting to the track. Sway bars don't allow enough weight tranfer for dirt. You want that weight tranfer to help get you some bite.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 22, 2005 07:57 AM  
Depends on the track you run at. Short, flat and dry slick that sway bar might be a help. With dry slick too much body roll just adds to the problem with "hooking up". I run a high banked 4/10 and is usually dry (bad) slick, and because of the banking a sway bar would do me no good. With slick tracks, getting all four tires to grab the surface will greatly enhance your ability to get through the corners much faster. Too much body roll will kill that. Remember that on a dry track you are not going to "dig" your right rear tire into the track surface. Much less your right front. You just glide on it! Race on.

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