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Author Topic:   Pullbar??
dirtracer14
Member
posted May 23, 2001 11:28 PM
Thinking about tring to mount the pullbar from the chassis DOWN to the rearend! Has anyone ever tried this or will it upset the car to much on entry??


spde
Member
posted July 04, 2001 02:17 AM
i talked to a guys form afco one time about rear end set ups and we talked about mounting a pull bar from the frame down . i dont think you can do this because it would unload the rear to much under braking but what we talked about was running backwards off the rearend up to chassis. i have thought about this for a year and am thinking of trying it this winter? heres my idea,as the rearend torques up it would push against the rear of the chassis thus forcing all the weight to be forced on the rearend. then under braking as the rearend decells. it would then pull the rearend down giving you down bite. i think the chassis may be to tight going in ?but im not sure? just an idea ? let me know what you think. ltr


bbracer17
Member
posted July 04, 2001 10:41 AM
I know a couple guys that do that. One of them said it seems to work on a track with tight turns but he also has a pull bar mount so he can switch when he goes to different tracks. The other guy said he likes his everywhere. They are both fast. I just bought one of those cars so I guess I wiil see if I like it or not.


dirtracer14
Member
posted July 04, 2001 10:57 AM
D&M has a car with the pullbar to the rear. I saw this car win a $5000 show on a really dry track,I mean won by a half lap. The track has real tight turns and long staights. I think ill have to agree that it would unload the car if the bar were heading up i was just wondering if anyone had tried it .


Strokin3
Member
posted July 04, 2001 12:49 PM
It sounds like the fulcrum device someone put
on here a while ago does the same thing. Does it take a major chassis manufacturer to prove that things work or can the average Joe get a little credit where it is due. There are several cars in the country that are currently running bars to the rear with great sucess. The principle is simple and it works. Try it in any variation of the concept that you can think of. Leverage is leverage, how much do you want.


BILLY BOB
Member
posted July 05, 2001 03:14 PM
bbracer if you bought one of the cars like this were did they mount the gas tank? left or right side of the link ? size of tank ? was an underslung rear w/ a 2 link? what about the shock (90/10) placement? can you get me a picture of the underside? let me know thanks
ltr spde


bbracer17
Member
posted July 05, 2001 11:18 PM
The car is a z-link. The fuel cell is mounted long ways more to the right. The bracket on the rear end is about 10inches high and forward about 3inches in front of the center line of the rear end. The bar is centered and only about 12 inches long. It mounts in front of the fuel cell. The other car I know of uses a little longer bar. Be sure to make your mount on the rear end so you can unbolt it if you want to go to a pull bar.


spde
Member
posted July 09, 2001 11:03 PM
bb, so can you e-mail me a picture ? i would be grateful! also have you ran this car yet, if you have how different has the handling changed ? let me know. thanks spde


bbracer17
Member
posted July 10, 2001 09:25 PM
I will try to get a digital camera and get a good picture. Unfortunately I won't be driving the car for about six months, I have to sit out due to illness but I will definitely let you know what I think but I'm sure that isn't soon enough for you.


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