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Author Topic:   Chains on the Rear
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted June 05, 2005 02:39 PM  
We can run chains on the rearend housings to the frame so that when you jack up the car the springs wont fall out. my ? is can I use that to my advantage by makeing one side shorter than the other. what effects would that have on the car? Thanks for the help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted June 05, 2005 02:50 PM  
i don't think it would work very well,if you tied down the left rear,it would be like running too short of a would would try to pull the left rear off the ground,over loading the right rear,causing a severe loose could tie down the right rear,which i think would make the car super freaky on corner exit.just my opion.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted June 05, 2005 04:15 PM  
The reason for tying the axle to the frame is for safety! The worst thing you want to do is to put your suspension in a bind. Here is how I have mine set up - I use a u-bolt to bolt the bottom of the spring to the spring perch that is on the axle tube - then I welded a short peice of 3/8" round stock in the pocket where the top of the spring sits. From there I put the car up on jack stands and then jacked up the rear end and lowered it until the spring just starts to come off of the upper spring seat. At this point use 1/8" aircraft cable and secure the distance between the frame and the axle by looping the cable from the upper support to the lower spring perch. I unfortunaltely rolled my car quite seriously earleir this year in a very violent series of rollovers and nothing came out from the bottom of my car! The car was back on the track in 6 days! The last thing you want to have happen is to have a spring come out from under your car and damage some one else's car or injure another competitor!

gangster fords
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 23, 2005 12:20 AM  
we used to take the top cap off of an oxygen bottle and weld it to the rear end then set the spring on top of that,it kept the springs from falling out lol

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted June 23, 2005 07:50 AM  
get some tailgate cables for ford f series trucks put one end on each of your shock mounting bolts they are the perfect length to prevent over extending the shocks and the springs coming out they also make it so when you jack up the side of the car both tires leave the ground at the same time


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