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Author Topic:   springs, front, back, on top?
charlie_two
Member
posted April 21, 2002 03:23 PM
hey guys i switched to a three link this past week. i have always ran a leaf car, were do i need to run my rear springs, i am running a 1/4 dry slick track, panhard bar behind the rear end. ran for the first time last night, i had the springs behind the rear end and the car was good off the corner just felt like it didnt have any side bite. any sugestions thanks charlie


WPP
Member
posted April 21, 2002 04:10 PM
I HAVE NEVER RUN A THREE LINK BUT I HAVE SEEN SOME RUN WELL WITH THE LEFT SPRING IN FRONT AND WITH THE RIGHT BEHIND THE REAR WITH A 900 PULL BAR WITH 18 DEGREES I HOPES THIS HELPS MAYBE WFO WILL ANSWER THIS FOR YOU HE SEEMS TO KNOW HIS STUFF ON THE THREE LINKS


jammin
Administrator
posted April 21, 2002 05:19 PM
charlie, if you want more bite in the car, just do what WPP said. Run the right rear behind and the left rear in front and run a little softer spring on the pull bar and let it roll. It will help alot.

jammin


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted April 21, 2002 10:10 PM
900lb spring will be too stiff for a 3 link you need to be around 600-700lb on the pullbar. I ran around a 1000 lb pullbar on a swing arm set up and 800 on a 3 link but the 800 felt too still so i went down to a 600.


charlie_two
Member
posted April 21, 2002 10:35 PM
i am running a biquit type afco pull bar. do i need to change it? also how much angle do i need in my panhard bar, alot or not much at all. like i said i am new to all this, i have always ran a leaf car. like i said the car got good forward bite up off the corner just was loose in the center


wfoondirt
Member
posted April 22, 2002 04:26 PM
I liked the spring bar w/ a 600lbs spring on my three-link better than the bisquit bar. Especially with the springs staggered (lr in front, rr behind). The spring allowed for more travel than the bisquit bar.


WPP
Member
posted April 22, 2002 08:07 PM
YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT THE REAR IS NOT FLOATING 900 IS TOO STIFF IJUST WENT TO A PROGESSIVE RATE ON MY SWINGARM FROM HYPER COIL 600/1200 WITH A 1/4 PRELOAD I AM GOING TO TRY WHAT DO YOU THINK


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted April 23, 2002 10:56 PM
run your spring offset with the left side in front of the axle and the rt. side in the rear
run a biscuit rod
also run a short panhard bar with the short bar it will hike-up and you will get plenty of body roll


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