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Author Topic:   moving spring on swingarm
WPP
Member
posted July 28, 2001 10:59 AM

What would happen if i took my spring off the swingarm and moved it too a clamp bracket in front of the rearend this is on the left side.Does anyone know how this would effect the car . The upper and lowerscontrol arm will be in the same place.


WPP
Member
posted July 29, 2001 08:15 PM
HAS ANY BODY TRIED THIS


wfoondirt
Member
posted July 30, 2001 08:34 AM
Clamping the spring on the front of the axle will add wedge as the rearend wraps, but is dependant upon traction, the more traction available the more wedge that is added and vise vesa. Only other difference is you will have to goto a softer spring when you move from the link to the housing.


WPP
Member
posted July 30, 2001 06:32 PM
IT looks like to if it adds wedge it could help traction and i need some more coming off . HOW much spring rate will clamping make .Right now i running a 300 clamp to the rear and 250 on the swingarm on the right rear . Is the 300 too much thanke wfo


wfoondirt
Member
posted July 31, 2001 08:24 AM
Typically 300 would be too stiff if its on the housing, If you had the 300 on the link before you probably want to be around 200-250 on the clamp. It depends upon how far away from the tire it was when you had it on the link, but 200-250 is typical for having on the clamp.


WPP
Member
posted July 31, 2001 09:06 PM
It is away from the tire on the clamp bracket . IF this gains wedge should i change the amount of lef rear i run 125 most of the time when the spring on the swingarm . How much change will it change on the axle


wfoondirt
Member
posted August 02, 2001 04:04 PM
The change in wedge is dynamic and depends upon the amount of axle wrap. As far as reducing cross its hard to say, the effect will be most noticable on exit and negligable in steady state so as long as the car isnt tight i would leave it alone.


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