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posted May 20, 2002 08:53 AM
i would take some angle out of the pullbar . try this first.

posted May 20, 2002 08:34 PM
I have kinda the same rear setup. I can tell ya that i did away with the spring pullbar and went with a rubber bar to keep some of the travel down on the rearend, and run the 90/10 as straight as possible. the other thing that i have been working with is the panhard bar. Now again this is my car at a tacky track and may not work for ya. What is the track like when the car is skating?

posted May 21, 2002 06:57 AM
I agree with CUSTOMPERF., I had the same deal and flattened the pull-bar and VOILA! No more squealing tire going into the corner. You could also increase the 90/10 angle and it would help, but not as much as changing the pull-bar.


posted May 21, 2002 08:48 PM
I agree with Jammin. I had the same setup on my modified last two years and chased the same problem. Did exactly what Jammin said and it fixed it. With a z-link, you have to keep a check on stuff like that, because there are more things that can go wrong with suspensions like this and they affect handling a great deal. In my opinion the z-link and four bar are one of the best suspension set ups, but you just have to keep on top of the set up with good maintenance.

posted May 22, 2002 07:46 AM
The RR trailing won't cause a car to skate at all. In fact, it will tend to keep the tires hooked by steering the car instead of sliding the rear tires. It will drive like a forklift though. We run as much as an inch of trail on the RR to free the car around the corner and still have a pile of forward bite.

The alignment of the rear axle won't make the car break loose and skate into the corner.

Try taking the 90/10 off. You might be amazed. On a slick track, you've got to let the car be free, not really bind it up like you would with a second 90/10.

[This message has been edited by devil wrench (edited May 22, 2002).]

posted May 22, 2002 09:59 PM
Sorry man, I can't read. Your angle on your pull bar like Custom said or the 90/10, you can put more angle in it or double it up and it should help the unloading issue. Sorry about that.

The skating I was referring to was off the turns. The rearend trailing will affect your exit.


[This message has been edited by jammin (edited May 22, 2002).]

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