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2 fast 4 you
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posted April 23, 2002 11:05 PM
i run a short pan hard bar 11 inchs in lenght
i have 3.5 inch of rack it seem to work real
good .but i think it hikes up to much when the track is heavy. is 3.5 inch to much
i run a 3 link 2001 shaw with staggered springs,left ft. of axle right ,rear of axle
thanks


2nd2none
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posted April 25, 2002 02:31 AM
do you have a 2 sided chassis mounted bracket, i ran that short bar, 9" tube with couple heim ends equalling about 11", and put a 14" tube with heims equaled 16" and ran it to the outside hole on chassis bracket. It seemed to still plant the LR good and smoothed out the reaction of the bar. Ran the shorter bar one nite and couldnt keep the LF on the ground, next time out i had the longer bar on with same track conditions only lifted LF off once but it was still hiking up and was faster than heck, won the A feature with it!!


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted April 25, 2002 09:44 PM
i got holes on the chassis for the panhard bar, but i ordered that bracket so i can get
the bar a little longer and be able to adj.
the bar in smaller movements. were you running about the same amount of rake as i do.
i can keep my l/f on the ground,i need some of that h.p. you got


2nd2none
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posted April 26, 2002 08:09 PM
I have the bar on 2nd to bottom hole on pinion side and about 4" up on chassis


modman97
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posted April 26, 2002 10:01 PM
I eventually want to try running a shorty bar. I was just wondering, if it would work well/effectively with springs mounted on top of axle tubes?
Im guessing you run less cross% since it already tightens the car up? Thanks for any input,afterall,.... Im no college physics student.


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted April 26, 2002 11:24 PM
modman97 the 2002 shaw cars have there springs on top off the axle and a couple of them run the short bar and they do pretty good at both tracks 1/4 mile and 3/8


2nd2none
Member
posted April 26, 2002 11:30 PM
my springs are on top of rearend, but one thing to do on the LR is to put some type of chain or cable or strap, something that will keep the spring from fallin out, and make sure its strong, i had a whimpy chain on and i hiked up and broke the chain and spit the spring out comin off of turn 4 one nite in practice. went home and put a heavier duty chain on. When i was running the Jbar i had 50 lbs of LR in, put the short bar on and dropped the bite to 35#'s on heavy track and bump it back up to 50 on dry slick

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2nd2none
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posted April 26, 2002 11:38 PM
another thing, if your wheel wells are cut close to your tires on RR your gunna have to do some trimming, also on the LR if you have the latemodel look where the bottom of wheel wells come back towards tire instead of being straight down you might have to trim there because the LR will drive forward and can rub the sheetmetal, one thing to do is put a jack under stock frame kick out right behind LF and jack it up, kinda simulating what it will look like on the track, if any thing is rubbing or binding up fix it.


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted April 26, 2002 11:43 PM
with my short bar i am running 75# l/r in the heat and about 97# l/rear when it goes dry slick


2 fast 4 you
Member
posted April 30, 2002 11:30 PM
i still need help on panhard bar angle,,,what is to much and will the angle very from bigger and smaller tracks


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