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iaracer
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posted December 01, 2000 06:59 PM
I am looking for opinions...Which works best a torque arm or a pull bar set-up. Give examples.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted December 01, 2000 09:03 PM
i personally run the torque link on my cars i build. i have tested the torque arm and the torque link,the torque link is faster because of the way you have to drive the car so it doesnt upset. i have found out that you cant let clear off the gas pedal entering the corners like you can with the torque arm, it seems like you have to have the spring on the link loaded entering the corner, loaded all the time. i found it best to ride the brake a little entering and then picking up the throttle after the car is set for the corner. the torque link seems to let you drive deeper into the corners and drive off faster. i will say this that the torque arm is more forgiving for driver and setup, easier to drive. it all comes down to what the driver understands and knows, if you dont understand something it may not work for you. for those of you that used to run the torque arm and now have the torque link and are struggling maybe it wouldnt hurt to go back to what you used to have that you understand. richard


wfoondirt
Member
posted December 04, 2000 11:04 AM
Like custom said it really comes down to driver preference/style, the same amount of anti-squat can be gained with either set-up, we have run both and had similar results but the driver liked driving the torque-link better. the only real advantage i can see for the torque-link is a reduction in unsprung weight


Racer 111
Member
posted December 04, 2000 07:45 PM
If you dont have much track time go with the lift bar.It is easier to read what it is doing.Pull bars react very quickly, a new driver sometimes cant feal what there doing.Check your lift bar travel on your slider.and go from there.If you can get the tech book that GRT wrote from Steve Smith publishing.It will explain almost anything you want to know.


Mod57
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posted December 07, 2000 10:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Racer 111:
If you dont have much track time go with the lift bar.It is easier to read what it is doing.Pull bars react very quickly, a new driver sometimes cant feal what there doing.Check your lift bar travel on your slider.and go from there.If you can get the tech book that GRT wrote from Steve Smith publishing.It will explain almost anything you want to know.



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