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Author Topic:   clamp it up
2 fast 4 you
Member
posted March 03, 2002 09:47 AM
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THEY SAY CLAMP IT UP
AND WHEN IS IT USED


wfoondirt
Member
posted March 04, 2002 08:30 AM
Most commonly used in reference to mounting the spring on a bracket clamped to the rear-end. Used to allow the wrap of the rear-end to dynamicaly change wheel loading.


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted March 04, 2002 09:10 PM
i have my left rear spring in ft. of my axle and right rear behind the axle how does this
add-up to clamping it up


wfoondirt
Member
posted March 05, 2002 08:17 AM
They would be considered "clamped" as-is.


neverenoughbrew
Member
posted March 06, 2002 06:59 AM
If your rear suspension is mounted to bird cages (this is NOT clamped) When they refer to clamping, most uauslly the top link on the bird cage is removed and a bolt is inserted through the birdcage to a fixed bracked that will not let the bird cage rotate on the axle housing (now it is clamped). Any rear suspenssion that the mounting pionts of the links are fixed(do not rotate on axle housing) are to be considered clamped. When the rear end is clamped, the more angle in your trailing arms creates more Anti-Squat, which is relative to forward bite. The reason for this is as the axle wraps on aceleration, the trailing arm tries to lift the rear of the car,thus planting the rear tires harder. Also with the left spring in front and the right rear in back, as you accelerate the Lr spring is compressed upon axle wrap, planting the LR harder than the RR as RR spring is being extended not compressed as the axle wraps, thus giving you a dynamic wedge increase. This can also be acomplished by running larger angle on trailing rod on LR than RR. Clamping,staggered springs, and trailing arm angles all can be used to create a dynamic wedge effect to plant the LR harder to increase forward bite. Hope this helps you understand a little more.


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