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Author Topic:   Z-link VS 3 Link with j-bar which is better for a dry slick track!!!!!!!!
posted September 19, 2001 10:21 PM
I have a z-link car right know and I;m thinking of changing over to a 3 link with a j -bar. Can someone tell me which is a better set-up. All the guys that I race with that have the 3 link with a J-bar are super fast on dry slick tracks, because all I run on is real dry slick tracks. Will it be worth my wild to change everything over???? Any comments on this subject would be helpful..

posted September 19, 2001 11:58 PM
you can only be fast with any particular suspension AS LONG AS YOU UNDERSTAND IT. i can say this that the guys here in iowa, or most of them have a 3 link for reliability and the fact that they are consistent.

posted September 20, 2001 12:00 AM
also every suspension works best within a certain angle or degree setting and if not studied properly, it wont matter whats under the car.

posted September 20, 2001 08:27 AM
I agree with Customperformance, The three link is reliable and very fast as long as you understand it. What ever you do, when you change stick with the same program and dont give up on it. I also think that the three link is fast on any track. Just my personal opinion.

posted September 20, 2001 11:04 AM
If a 3 link is so good on slick, i've yet to see it in our cars. I crew for a guy who has had 2 diiferent 3 link car in the last 4 years and we have had VERY MIXED results.The first car was a M&M, which for the most part is a Harris clone. The new car is a Dirt works. We only ran two tracks with these cars. Both 1/2 miles. What our biggest problem has always been has been getting bite off the corner and staying consistent. We have tried just about evertything you can imagine on these two. Well finally the Dirtworks was changed to a 4-link and it's like we have a totally different car. I know a lot of people like the 3 link, but we haven't been that successful with them. I would list some setup info we have used to maybe get an idea of what we may have been doing wrong, but I don't have access to them right now. We did get a Lot of help from the owner/builder of the M&M car. It did help, we just weren't consistent.

posted September 23, 2001 10:19 AM
I can't really say either way as I don't drive the car. One of the things that finally made the decision was our driver really never felt comfortable with the way the 3 link felt. The inconsistency part DID play a big role in the decision.

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