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Author Topic:   float rr leaf ?
garyl
Member
posted April 08, 2003 09:13 PM
would like to try floating the rr leaf on 2800 lb super stock. what has to be done with the left spring ,if anything. has anybody done this with any sucess,or isn't it worth the effort? c'ant run alift bar must be multi leaf only.one would think it wouldmurder the left spring.do the front springs need to be changed also? what persentages work with this set up.


sdhnc29
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posted April 08, 2003 11:46 PM
You would be waisting your time trying to float the RR spring . Without being able to use a lift bar of some type , you will need the wrapping affect of both rear spring's . I would think that with the RR floated , and the LR mounted solid , your car would hang a hard right under throttle . This is just from my experience 16 years ago .

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dirtrace54
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posted April 09, 2003 02:23 AM
Listen to sdhnc29. He is dead on


racnfool
Member
posted April 09, 2003 03:19 PM
One problem you may have is the car try to lift the left front on corner exit,making it push to the wall,this was on a stock 4-link floated with a reese bar on the left rear tho.


garyl
Member
posted April 09, 2003 04:38 PM
thanks racnfool, I will try this when the tracks start to get slick here. you said ad right side weight, do you takeaway left side static or take the bite out of the lr because of the dynamic wedge it will createwith the rr floated? will the left rear spring have to be reworked {stiffer front portion of the leaf}or run it the stock way ?


Eljojo
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posted April 09, 2003 06:31 PM
I don't know if it's still in the achives, but the guy who won the SSWC in 2001 had that set up. There was considerable discussion about it on the 4m board. You might want to try a search on their website.


racnfool
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posted April 11, 2003 08:17 AM
I have never tried floating only one side:RR: but my guess is way to tight I dont think the car would turn left Ive run 3 and 4 bar cars floated with a torque arm.(I guess your rules dont alow that)I am new on here but if I can give any help just give me a shout...towman


superdave
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posted April 11, 2003 07:17 PM
Common sense tells me that using one spring versus two means half the traction. Driving off the left rear works but not if it's the only one with any traction. Weight transfer from front to the rear will be the only thing putting weight on the right rear when you hit the gas. That should make your push worse. Try cutting off the front half of the first and/or second shortest leaf on the right rear. That should let the right rear wrap a little further which means the left side should be getting more bite without giving up all the RR bite.

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