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Author Topic:   tork link explained
neil rucker
Member
posted March 27, 2003 10:02 PM
local rules now allow tork link on leaf spring rear suspension. how does thiswork? i thought leaf springs had to wrap in the front. this would limit that woudnt it? help! thanks, neil


rico 08
Member
posted March 28, 2003 08:14 AM
No you use a 90/10 shock that way when you step on it the leaf's do their job and when you brake into corner the shock will dampen the load to keep the tires from bouncing,it also will amke the springs last alot longer.


neil rucker
Member
posted March 28, 2003 05:40 PM
thanks, rico. what angle to mount the 90/10 or torque link? how does this affect the way it works? neil


dirtrace54
Member
posted March 29, 2003 02:36 AM
If your springs are solid mounted to the axle and not floated dont use a torque link. They will only fight the leaf springs. Run the 90/10 shock up at about 5 to 7 degrees. Running it left or right can also effect which wheel it will effect more. Hopre this helps

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rico 08
Member
posted March 29, 2003 09:02 AM
I disagree,the shock only dampens the springs,it won't fight them it's not heavy enough,i got that previous info directly from the landrum spring site.


neil rucker
Member
posted March 29, 2003 01:44 PM
should the 90/10 be 5to7 degrees higher on the diff or at the front mount?


rico 08
Member
posted March 29, 2003 02:06 PM
Looking thru all the pic's i have all of them have the front mount higher than the diff mount.


dirtrace54
Member
posted March 30, 2003 04:05 PM
Sorry rico, better explain my self better. The shock (snubber shock) is used to dampen, but the torque link is used for traction. A sprink loaded torque link will fight solid mouted leaf springs. To properly use a torque link with leaf springs, competition engineering and i think speedway make floating birdcages for the axle to mount to the leaf spring. This allow to use torque link for traction. The 90/10 snubber shock should allows be used if allowed. And i agree with the mount. The shock goes up 5-7 from the differential, but a torque link goes down 16-20 degrees from the differential


rico 08
Member
posted March 31, 2003 12:09 PM
Yea you're right i'm referring to an axle damper,i thought that was what he was referring to because it seems strange to run a fifth arm(torque link?)on leafs,no apology needed.


dirtrace54
Member
posted April 01, 2003 01:42 PM
I agree. I think running a torque link (fifth arm) defeats the purpose of using leafs, but i have seen it done.


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