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HIGH VOLTAGE
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posted May 15, 2002 09:18 PM
Ww are in the process of changing raer suspensions.Going from a stack leaf to a 3 link.Any suggestions or is there something better now is the time to figure out what we need to do.Multileaf just ain't gonna cut it.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted May 15, 2002 09:23 PM
The most common is the 3 link for mods by just about any manufacturer. As with any suspension the angles which the links are set at are very important.


2nd2none
Member
posted May 15, 2002 10:03 PM
3 link with LR spring infront and RR behind axel


ford5
Member
posted May 16, 2002 07:00 AM
the best suspension is the one you understand how it works and how to fix it when it dont. just my opinion


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted May 16, 2002 09:36 AM
The reason the 3 link is so popular is it is easy to understand easy to fix and is forgiving and last but not least is it is a fast combo. I cant stress enough that with any suspension it is the lengths and angles the bars are indexed at when mounted that have a big part in how they work.


jlfastride
Member
posted May 16, 2002 09:47 PM
indeed understanding will make you fast.


marty
Member
posted May 18, 2002 04:31 PM
The best rear end i've seen for drive is a quater eliptic leaf spring arrangement with control arms under. I don't know if you guys have run anything like that over there but if you want to get an idea of what i'm talking about then visit www.oppositelock.fsnet.co.uk and take a look at some of the recent photos. Car numbers 34 & 64 spring to mind.


WPP
Member
posted May 18, 2002 06:22 PM
Were can a guy find some information on a suspenion like that I took a look on the web site and it look interesting


marty
Member
posted May 19, 2002 06:30 PM
Sorry WPP but nobody has a copyright on it over here. The old guy who used to make them to order stopped doing them and now any one who wants one has to make their own. If you want more details let me know & i will do my best to describe it.


WPP
Member
posted May 19, 2002 06:57 PM
WHEN YOU GET TIME YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO ME IF YOU DON'T MIND THANKS FOR THE INFO


37 Racin
Member
posted May 20, 2002 06:07 PM
When you run a 3-link is it best to put the spring with a slider and use a swing arm or mount the spring on top of the rearend or spring slider mounted to the clamp on trailing arm mount?where should springs be located?


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted May 20, 2002 08:19 PM
3 link with the springs on the sliders hooked to the clamp on trailing arm mount and left in front and the right behind the axle. I have tryed them on the rearend and on the lower trailing arms and i like them on sliders and staggered.


modracr41
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posted May 20, 2002 10:07 PM
I'm not disagreeing with any of the things said about a 3-link, but I, for one, am not an advocate of any type of slider. I have had nothing but bad luck with sliders and binding. I've tried many types and brands of sliders, all claiming they don't bind, and I've never had one that didn't. It cost us a spot in the big show at Batesville last fall when the slider bound up and the weight wouldn't transfer. I now run a 3-link HOT chassis with the springs on top of the axle housing with weight jacks. NO binding. Just my two cents and ...............See ya at the track!!


37 Racin
Member
posted May 20, 2002 10:23 PM
Has anyone tried the Linear ball bearing slider.I see speedway motors has them,just curious,also heard of running a slider on left rear in front and right side on top od rearend.Anyone ever try this and does it work?I heard running spring on top on right side get's rid of some body role?


lightning85
Member
posted May 27, 2002 02:45 AM
3 link with lr sping with slider mounted on front side of axle. right side sping on top of rear end . is not good if you use a pull rod with very much travel . because it binds up the right rear sping terribly


37 Racin
Member
posted May 27, 2002 05:41 PM
No i have a afco progressive spring torque link.I don't know much about this,just curious.


George Gilliland
Member
posted May 28, 2002 02:22 PM
The best rear suspension is the one that you understand and that works for you! ! ! After trying many different setups I run a true three link with a solid third link. No extra nothing. I think the springs and other **** are a waste of time for what we are trying to do. You have a car that goes more than 100 feet per second and can absorb four inches of trust, just does not help! The best improvement in that area I have made this year was the addition of a forth and stiffer spring on the throttle so that the driver could get a better feel of what the right foot was doing.


2nd2none
Member
posted May 28, 2002 07:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by 37 Racin:
Has anyone tried the Linear ball bearing slider.I see speedway motors has them,just curious,also heard of running a slider on left rear in front and right side on top od rearend.Anyone ever try this and does it work?I heard running spring on top on right side get's rid of some body role?

i run my 3 link with LR in front and RR on top, car seems to work good for me

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