Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   spring locations
Go-n4broke
unregistered
posted May 10, 2001 08:57 AM           
My car can be set up with springs on top of the rear end or as a swing arm car-(springs on the trailing arms with no z-links or brake
floaters). I want to know if you can run one
side on the swing arm and one on top of the rear end, and achieve better corner entry and exits, or if doing that will make things
worse. Has anyone ever tried anything like this??


bbracer17
Member
posted May 10, 2001 06:44 PM
Right now I'm running a trailing arm on the left with the spring mounted in front of the axle and a swing arm on the right side. So far I love it. This is the best my car has ever felt.


LITTLEMAN
Member
posted May 10, 2001 06:46 PM
Moving the springs to the swing arms won't change the loading of the tires.Your angles on the lower links and your upper link would make more change.You could gain forward bite by moving the left rear spring to the front of the rearend.


Strokin3
Member
posted May 10, 2001 08:29 PM
I have a three link trailing arm car with the
left rear spring forward of the axle and the rr behind. I want to put the rr on a swingarm but the C/O elimitator will be at an angle with the swingarm(leaning inboard)
Will a swing arm work with the rod ends in a bind from having the spring at an angle?????


bbracer17
Member
posted May 10, 2001 09:31 PM
I have the same problem with the spring being farther in at the top. I just left the lock nut off of the front heim joint of the swing arm. This lets the swing arm turn a little if it needs to. I haven't had a single problem doing this. Of course the coil over eliminator is not at a drastic angle, if it's to far I'm sure you might have a problem.


Go-n4broke
unregistered
posted May 11, 2001 08:22 AM           
Thanks guys for the help....
I am curious if my setup will work because on my car I can't run a coil over eliminator, it actually has a weight jack mount to run a standard spring either on the swing arm or just on top of the rear end and it doesn't
have any top links. So does this mean that since it won't change how the car loads the tires, that putting the lr spring on top of the rearend, and running the
right spring on the swing arm(trailing arm)
won't help the car getting in and out of the corners??? I know the car works good running
the springs on top of the rear end, but I
was trying to see if I could get it a little
better by moving one of the springs to the swing arm??


Go-n4broke
unregistered
posted May 11, 2001 08:26 AM           
Thanks guys for the help....
I am curious if my setup will work because on my car I can't run a coil over eliminator, it actually has a weight jack mount to run a standard spring either on the swing arm or just on top of the rear end and it doesn't
have any top links. So does this mean that since it won't change how the car loads the tires, that putting the lr spring on top of the rearend, and running the
right spring on the swing arm(trailing arm)
won't help the car getting in and out of the corners??? I know the car works good running
the springs on top of the rear end, but I
was trying to see if I could get it a little
better by moving one of the springs to the swing arm??


wfoondirt
Member
posted May 11, 2001 10:04 AM
disreguarding any other changes moving the spring from the top of the rearend to the swingarm for all intents and purposes will have no effect on handling, the only thing that will change is the effective wheel rate. you will have to run a stiffer spring on the swingarm to maintain your current wheel rate.
One option if you can't run eliminators is to mount the lr spring on a perch on the front of the rear end and leave the rr on top. this will add wedge under power and de-wedge under decel and is pretty common on 3-link setups


Go-n4broke
unregistered
posted May 11, 2001 01:04 PM           
Thanks.....WFOONDIRT
Thats what I was wanting to know....I will
probably try your suggestion, hopefully it will help out


Back to the Archives