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11mt40
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted April 14, 2005 09:54 AM  
Hello all, we have a car with a stock 4-link in it with fabricated trailing arms. My question is that the chassis builder told me to measure ride heights from the bottom of the frame rail to the top of the rear end housing. The problem is that the numbers he gave me were only like 3" I don't know where to measure to get these numbers. Has anyone ever had any experience with this or not??? Please help!!! Thanks in advance!

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted April 14, 2005 12:25 PM  
axle tube to the frame rail sounds like not enough.Best to check your track rules the track I run at measures the lowest part of the frame.

11mt40
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted April 14, 2005 01:00 PM  
I'm not to worried about what the track wants. I'm more worried about getting the ride heights close to what they should be for handling. Thanks!

ZR1RACER
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 14, 2005 02:20 PM  
I have heard to do it that way too but I thougth you want you lower control arms at some angle to get more bit out of the car?? Is that true? Thanks!

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted April 14, 2005 08:15 PM  
I have lowered the mounting point at the rear and gotten great results! Do not try to run a metric low! At the frame kicks, I always liked 7"left and 8" right. Then I liked the rear an inch higher.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 461
posted April 14, 2005 09:05 PM  

 
here marked in green is the spot that we measure in the front of the car

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 15, 2005 05:26 AM  
3" from the tube to frame will surely bottom out unless you run #400 springs. I am in the 61/2"-7" front and 7"-81/2" rear camp. Measured at the flat part of frame right next to the kickups.

ZR1RACER
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 15, 2005 08:42 AM  
lower on rear end. Leverage created for forward bite.

    

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