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Matt418
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posted July 10, 2002 03:10 PM
that would be your best bet, go back to the good ole 3 link. alot of local drivers are going from there z-links and 4 bars back the 3 links cause of easiness to adjust and there less sensitive to track conditions.


28
Member
posted July 10, 2002 07:58 PM
You could try checking the back suspension for binding. Just disconnect the shocks/spings, jack up the back of the car & try lifting each end of the axle (so that one side is in full bump & the other full drop). If the opposite side tries to lift up with it you have a bind up.
Probably teaching you to suck eggs but its easy to overlook.
marty.


28
Member
posted July 11, 2002 02:56 PM
I tried the short panard and didn't like it. I felt like it would jack up the car too much and make it eratic. I run a J-bar and it seems to be a happy medium. That seems like a lot of angle to me in your panard. When it is that steep and pushing on the drivers side of the housing, it is loading the LR in the turns. Of course your side bit is RR so you need to get more weight there. I know a DW-8 4 bar car in CA that is running about 60 LBS of RR bite. He has steep angles, short bars and it works great. I suggest lowering to the bottom hole on the pinion and keeping the same angle with the short bar. If it feels better, keep droping the chassis side until it is where you like it. With your top links so steep, you have to something drastic to get the body roll.


Matt418
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posted July 11, 2002 03:23 PM
Thanks for the input. Those Dirt Works cars are the ones that seem to kicking our butts!

We may try the J-Bar this weekend. That's about the only thing we have not tried. We tried the short bar in the bottom hole for one race but maybe we had too much angle in it. Maybe we will try that with less angle.

Thanks for the suggestion Marty. We have tried jacking our car up and moving things around and found a few problems the first week but cannot find any binds in suspension now.