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Author Topic:   Springs on top of rearend
quickone
Member
posted June 16, 2002 09:48 AM
Does Mark Noble ring a bell?? The last time I looked at his car, he had a 2 link DW with both springs on top.


2nd2none
Member
posted June 16, 2002 05:31 PM
The new Belleville Motorsports cars have the springs on top of their rearends


jammin
Administrator
posted June 17, 2002 12:32 PM
The springs on top of the rear end produce more of a static setup on the car. It would be similar to putting leafs on it. Whatever you scale the car at is what you have when you are in your dynamic setting as well. Some of these chassis manufacturers do this to make the setups simple for their customers to use. This is good. But, on the otherhand, I like a car that moves dynamically. True, there are more adjustments. Some guys might go faster in a car they don't have to think about as much. There are goods and bads, but I truely think that if you want to go as fast as you possibly can, then you need a suspension that will allow you to put the weight where you need it on the track. A static setup won't let you do that. It may be fast, but if your that fast on a static setup, then you could be even faster on a dynamic setup.

My two cents.

jammin


modman97
Member
posted June 17, 2002 04:56 PM
We are running both springs on top in our car. (It was Nobles 2000 DirtWorks car)
He ran a long panhard bar behind the rearend. This didnt work for me. I like more roll in the car.
I agree with Jammin, but hate to get too aggressive changing things in the middle of a points battle, when the car already feels pretty good. We need consistancy!


quickone
Member
posted June 17, 2002 05:06 PM
Quickone, HOT chassis come that way, too. I have a 99 HOT chassis 3 link car and the springs are on top of the rearend. I like it for reasons Jammin stated It's easier to adjust on the track. With that said, I also have a mount on the left side in front of the rearend to move the spring and weight jack forward. It allows the weight to be moved. It's what you like. Just my opinion, and .................See ya at the track!!


JJBELL133
Member
posted June 17, 2002 09:39 PM
modman is running a j-bar, the car is working well, very fast.


modman97
Member
posted June 18, 2002 10:08 PM
Quickone- Like my crewchief(jjbell133) said, we are running a J-bar. But,We really want to try a longer shorty bar. Im hearing its a sweet set-up for dry slick. The bar is a couple inches longer ,making it a little less violent. From what I read on this forum, guys are running it on the 'outside' of the square panhard bracket with great success.





2nd2none
Member
posted June 19, 2002 10:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by modman97:
Quickone- Like my crewchief(jjbell133) said, we are running a J-bar. But,We really want to try a longer shorty bar. Im hearing its a sweet set-up for dry slick. The bar is a couple inches longer ,making it a little less violent. From what I read on this forum, guys are running it on the 'outside' of the square panhard bracket with great success.

Thats what im runnin, used to run the short Jbar but when i switched to medium short bar i dont think i'll ever go back to anything else.





modman97
Member
posted June 21, 2002 12:27 PM
2nd2none-
Are you still needing to chain down the left rear spring? Or,was that just with the shorter bar? Would running a 16" spring help on the LR in this case?


2nd2none
Member
posted June 23, 2002 09:01 PM
I got tired of having the spring slipping off the bucket even with a chain on so i converted the car over to use a slider.