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Author Topic:   leaf or coil
willwinagain
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 30, 2005 03:06 PM  
comments please, want to build a new car for next year. choices are 3link with every thing solid ,no upper link spring or bushings ect.no traction promoting devices. or we can run a leafspring,stack leaf only no mono.the tracks we run on get very dry slick,no one aroud here runs leafs any more,but it sure seems that the leaf car would have an advantage on a dry track. this is on a 2900lb Wisotta super stock. any comments welcome.

ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted July 30, 2005 03:22 PM  
Of those choices I'd go with the leaf spring setup.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 30, 2005 07:06 PM  
How are 3 link systems set up? New area to me.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 31, 2005 06:45 AM  
Tough call, and I love my leaf car! I think I would inquire further about the bisquit bar, and if solid is soild I'd go with the leaf. If You can run a combo (coil on top of axle/ hung on a short stack leaf) I'd definatle do that. Float the right side with a combo and run a stack on the left with only the frot halves of the leafs clamped.

Magic82
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted July 31, 2005 12:23 PM  
I would go with the leaf car. My car is a leaf and it works great with little setup changes needed. The car rarely spins the wheel. In the past I ran many coil cars and I always had a tuff time getting traction. Just me two cents.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted August 01, 2005 09:56 AM  
Day in and Day Out a leaf car will be better than a coil car. There is a much wider sweet spot with leafs I think. A coil car can be easily adjusted, but needs more frequent change to keep up with track conditions.
People always mention the weight disadvantage of leafs as well. I think by the time you consider the weight of panhard bars and spring perches on the rear, spring buckets and the coil spring themselves then the weight is a lot closer, granted on a leaf more of it is unsprung.
On asphalt I bet it would be a bigger struggle to get a leaf car to work as well as a coil car, maybe not, I kinda see my leafs as an advantage when the track is shiny and slick.


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sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted August 01, 2005 10:35 AM  
leafs are easier to drive and more forgiving, but when you get a coil car dailed is that joker will fly..if you have the 3 link option jump on it. intall heim ends on all the bars and you will get 4 times the bite a leaf car can get..

    

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