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Author Topic:   Underslung/Overslung
Fast132
Member
posted November 24, 2001 10:17 PM
Question: We currently have a 3 link mod that we're converting to 4 Bar. The car is underslung. With a little effort, we can make it overslung. We are considering doing this for rearend clearence, and range of motion. I've noticed some are underslung, some aren't. Thoughts?


jammin
Administrator
posted November 25, 2001 01:34 PM
It really depends on what your gonna do with the 4 link. If your running it normally, you shouldnt have to cut anything. If you plan on running the left rear cage locked, you gonna have to cut the bottom rail on that side for clearance.


jammin


Fast132
Member
posted November 25, 2001 10:05 PM
We definitely want to have the option putting it on the clamp. Wheelies are kewl. It just looked like some chassis were 4 link and underslung, and I couldn't figure out why.


tmtrigg4
Member
posted November 26, 2001 10:19 AM
I just have one question: Why convert a perfectly good 3-link to a 4? If the 3-link is set up right, it will perform as well as a 4-bar without the possibility of adjusting yourself out. I've had both and you couldn't give me a 4-bar.
Keith Pitman placed second at Lonestar this past weekend, and he runs a 3-link.........just my 2 cents and.........See ya at the track!!


LITTLEMAN
Member
posted November 26, 2001 09:41 PM
the lift available on a 4bar is alot which helps roll and sidebite so overslung is a good way to go but,the underslung can be made to work by bending the lower bar to have at least 4" of clearance at static heigth if your underslung part is square tube replace it with a round bent tube if you think more strength is needed.later


Fast132
Member
posted November 26, 2001 11:16 PM
Well, we have expierience with the 4 bar from late models, and really, if you don't mind chasing it, when it's on, it's very hard to beat. Smaller hit zone, bigger prize. We may yet stick with the 3 link and some modifications, but the underslung portion is gone. I appreciate your insights.


spde
Member
posted December 01, 2001 03:44 PM
I have a 3 link but instead of the link being on the bottom of the rearend tube its right in the middle, its also very short 8"-9" demending on how we want to wheel base. when I say in the middle I mean it looks like a "T" if you look at it from the side. I think with this set up it really lets the rear end work. I also dont know how well a 4 link works. I have seen a alot of cars running a 4/z link set up. 4 on the left and z on the right. good luck ltr


jklostermann
Member
posted December 02, 2001 12:10 AM
SPDE,

HOW WELL DOES THAT WORK? AND HOW DID YOU DO IT.....WITH THE LINK, DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN OR DID YOU BUT ONE?