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Author Topic:   swing arm suspension
posted March 28, 2002 09:40 PM
Moving the springs farther from the axle on the swing-arm lowers the wheel rate, there is a calculator in the toolbox that calculates the rate for a given distance and length of swing-arm.
The term swing-arm refers to the springs being mounted to the lower link of the suspension. As long as the springs are mounted this way it would be considered a swing-arm suspension. I beleive what you are asking about the links being connected to a birdcage would be a z-link swingarm, with the lower link running forward with the spring mounted to it and a top link running towards the rear of the car.

posted March 29, 2002 10:47 PM
Same as 2-link only harder to change springs or to raise or lower trailing arm position since you will have to read just the rear suspension, along with the added wear on your hiems. I perfer to be able to mount the springs in front, rear, or on top of rear end.

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