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Author Topic:   pull or lift?
rocco
Member
posted September 17, 2000 05:53 PM
what is the deal with pull bars or lift arms? which is better? when is each better?


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted September 17, 2000 10:47 PM
FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPIERENCE A LIFT BAR IS MORE CONSISTANT THAN A PULL BAR ON DIFFERENT TRACK CONDITIONS. A PULL BAR WILL TEND TO BE BETTER ON DRY SLICK TRACKS BUT HAS A TENDENCY TO BITE TOO HARD WHEN TRACK IS TACKY OR HEAVY WITH THE TENDENCY TO HAVE A PUSH FEELING WITH CAR. EITHER WILL WORK WHEN SETUP PROPERLY ANYWAY. LIKE OTHER POSTS HAVE SAID IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT YOU MAYNOT BE FAST, IF YOU UNDERSTAND IT YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT.


rocco
Member
posted September 18, 2000 10:14 PM
from what you are saying is that when tracks are hard, dusty and slick that the pull bar may be better. when tracks are tacky and have good grip the lift arm may be better. will taking some of the angle out of the pull bar help some? or maybe a stiffer spring?


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted September 18, 2000 10:52 PM
YES, WHEN THE TRACK IS TACKY OR HEAVY AND YOU HAVE A PULL BAR, IT WILL TAKE SOME BITE OUT WHEN YOU TAKE ANGLE OUT OF IT, OR MOVE IT TO THE RIGHT IF ADJUSTABLE. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK.


Steph
Member
posted September 19, 2000 02:21 PM
We like (and understand) our pull bar better than we liked our lift bar (just got a new car). And yes, the pull bar can bite hard if the angle is steep, and it bites longer down the straight if it's flatter.


ScottGreer
Member
posted September 19, 2000 09:33 PM
I personally like the lift arm better. Seemed more driveable to me, but we get to run on nice Hoosier tires here in Wissota, and the pull bar cars seemed to be to eratic. On tacky anything works, but as it gets drier, the torque arm cars excell.


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