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Author Topic:   shock behind and clamping
dirtracr
Member
posted April 26, 2001 09:40 PM
is anyone running any type of variation of the shock behind set up that the late models are using..also is clamping the left rear effective on slick tracks, we run a four bar dirt works..thanks


BILLY BOB
Member
posted April 27, 2001 07:36 AM
CLAMPING IS USUALLY FOR WHEN THE TRACK HAS SOME BITE LEFT IN IT. THE CLAMP USUALLY TAKES THE TIRE TO GET THE ACTION MOVING. ALSO IT BITES LIKE HECK INITIALLY AND UNHOOKS AS YOU GO DOWN THE STRAIGHT. I HAVE SEEN CARS WITH THE SPRING BEHIND AND THEY ARE VERY FAST. ON A SUPER SLICK TRACK THE CLAMP IS NOT THE WAY TO GO, BUT IF THERE IS MOISTURE LEFT IN IT HOLD ON. THE SPRING BEHIND WOULD BE MY CHOICE FOR A MOD. JUST MY 2 CENTS WORTH.


dirtracr
Member
posted April 27, 2001 09:21 PM
thanks for the input..ive got the clamp brackets but never tried them, we have always been good with both springs behind the axle and running with the right rear wheelbase ahead about three eighths of an inch..also for whatever reason ive noticed that my car is not hunkering up coming off the corner as it used to..we havent done any changing on the car, just noticed it watching one of my races on tape...


BILLY BOB
Member
posted April 30, 2001 02:12 PM
WHERE ARE YOUR SPRINGS, ON THE BIRDCAGES OR ON THE AXLE. IF YOU HAVE YOUR LEFT REAR BEHIND ON THE BIRDCAGE ALREADY YOU YOU MIGHT TRY ADJUSTING YOUR UPPER AND LOWER LINKS TO LET THE LEFT REAR DRIVE UNDER. THUS CREATING MORE FORWARD BITE. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU ARE HALF WAY THERE IF YOU ARE BEHIND ON THE BIRDCAGE.

[This message has been edited by BILLY BOB (edited April 30, 2001).]

dirtracr
Member
posted May 01, 2001 08:37 PM
yes, my left rear is on the birdcage behind the axle..my lower bars on each side are in the top hole and the left upper is up one higher than the right..i also run the pull bar in the bottom hole with the biscuit at about one eighth inch pre load..thanx