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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

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posted June 23, 2005 08:14 PM  
Our SuperStock class will allow us to run 4-bar, 3-link, or leaf. I run a 4-bar with springs mounted on top of rearend housing. We can also run a stock OEM panhard. What's your thoughts on adding a panhard and disconnecting left upper bar. Pros and cons. Bar will probably have to be mounted at rear of housing. Would same spring rate work? Looking for ideas to get hooked up better.

racer17j
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posted June 23, 2005 10:10 PM  
Can't run pull bar.

ss99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted June 24, 2005 06:46 AM  
Running a 3-link with your top link that far off-center would not be ideal. If you can run a true 3-link with the long trailing arms and centered top link with a panhard, I would think that would be the best setup.

UFnARacing
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posted June 24, 2005 12:36 PM  
For me to make a good choice.....I'd need to see more of the rules. Do you have to use stock parts? Do you have to use stock mounts? Or stock mounting point? Etc, I think you get the point. There are a lot of options that depend on what parts you can use and where you can put them.

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sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted June 25, 2005 01:35 AM  
if its legal weld adjustable heim ends on your lower control arms, and center the top arm with heim ends. then hook your bar up and you wont need a left front wheel...

hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

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posted June 27, 2005 12:51 PM  
The rules state that the bars must remain stock but can be relocated. I guess that then I could weld mounting bracket on top of rear end housing and place one upper bar there. If I got real creative, I could make an adjustable frame mount bracket with adjustments to play with to find best position. The panhard is suppose to be stock also; I'm not sure if it remain stock length if they would ding me or not. I've never even seen a stock panhard. Not sure how long it might be. We can also mount shock anywhere we would like. I'm not sure where would be best.

UFnARacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 179
posted June 28, 2005 09:19 AM  
With those rules, you can work up your rear supsension for serious bite. My rules are almost exactly the same, with the exception of the panhard bar. I think there were some cars that came with panhards, but you'd have to make sure and then get one to fit. You can look at my website, there's some pictures of the suspension mods I made before last year. I did some different things this year and the car is a rocket, but you couldn't do that with your rules.

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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted June 29, 2005 05:00 PM  
Very nice web site UF. Your rear suspension is what I'm trying to do with the exception of adding a panhard mount in front of housing. I think it will make a world of difference. PM me if you want to share some ideas about this. Gotta go put new motor in, been waiting 5 weeks and I'm going stir crazy not racing. Thanks and have a great and safe season. Donavon

    

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