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Author Topic:   Pullbars- left or right- short or long- does it really matter?
Bigdog
Member
posted September 14, 2001 05:59 PM
I like a spring bar torque linkbut when you angle it towards the right on the front of the car it helps to tighten the car up coming off the corner when you put it towards the left it will tighten the car up going in when the torque link is to the right on the car it pulls the right front up that puts more left rear in it and angled to the left side puts more right rear bite in it I like longer torque link because it is smoother on the throttle s shorter one will react quicker I quess it all depens o what you want the car to do I run mine towards the left and the torque linke above the pinion in the middle and I run more angle in my left swing arm to tighten the car comming off the corner the reason I do this I feel the first half of the curve and the middle is the most important I try to use moutum to get me off the curve but everyone is different.


racinrich66
Member
posted September 18, 2001 04:58 PM
I move the back of my sping bar to the left when the track gets dry and usally keep it in the middle during the heat race. In my opinion bar length should probably not be changed drastically, maybe just enough to change pinion angle. Remember u-joints dont really like 15 degrees of angle. Trust me I know. Trust Me.


jbenn
Member
posted September 27, 2001 07:19 AM
I have a 4-link IMCA modified with a 36" AFCO torque link mounted straight with about 10-15 deg. of angle and mounted about 5 to 6 inches to the right of center on both ends. When you guys are talking about moving the front or the rear of the link horizontally, how much is too much angle for it to work appropriately? My car is tight in and not really what I'd call loose off, but it sometimes runs sideways down the straights (backend kicks towards outside, may be caused by tight going in), but still with good forward bite. I run 1/4 mile dirt. and an 850 spring traveling about 2". Is there anything ya"ll think I need to do with link that could help what I describe? Car gets good forward bite. All help is greatly appreciated.


WPP
Member
posted September 27, 2001 04:46 PM
I really don't know what you mean at the right . I would check the stagger


jbenn
Member
posted September 28, 2001 06:19 AM
To the right means to the right of the pinion or centerline. Or in other words the torque link is closer to the right rear than the left rear at both ends. Thanks.

jbenn

WPP
Member
posted September 28, 2001 04:53 PM
If you like how the car fills leave it alone. IF need the car tighter move the back of the torque link in the center and leave the front toward the right about 4inches off center it should tighen the car coming off the corner Anytime the torquelink is closer to the wheel it will affect that wheel When the torque link is at the right in the front and center in the back it tries to pulls up on the right front and putmore wedge in the car When the torque link is at the right and straight like you have it puts more on the right rear tire .


eagleii
unregistered
posted September 29, 2001 04:33 AM           
WPP is right. The position of the rear of the torque link will determine which tire loads more. With it located to the right of center, you will have more load on the RR than on the LR. Tire temps will verify that. I also like the pull bar to the right of center on the front. It does help with the weight transfer from the RF to the LR on acceleration and tightens the car comming off.

I would tend to believe the reason that the car tries to "crab" down the straights and is loose coming off, is probably that it is out of square. It sounds to me like the RR is set back farther than the LR. That would be the first thing I would check. Get it squared up first and then work out any other handling problems.

Jerry

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