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Author Topic:   Sway bar or no sway bar
backwoodsracer
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posted April 26, 2003 09:13 AM
i have a realy hard time believing that a stock front spring is only rated at 350 if it was me here is what i would do lose the sway bar for starters second get a spring out of a a metric deisle car for the left and a 1100-1200 for the right front on the rears find a metric wagon and use the rears off it. when i ran stock springs in my car had a stock metric deisle on the rf stock v8 on the left and citation springs on the rears worked good for me


odb93
Member
posted April 26, 2003 02:22 PM
Im with 17j lose that scrap iron hanging from the nose that will cause you handling problems about 75% of the time Ive seen guys run them and Ive passed them too....just my opinion .....towman


racin fool
Member
posted May 08, 2003 04:24 PM
does it say anything in your rule book about cutting them. I love using the sway bar on my mini. I can use it to adjust the car loose or tight. I have had to switch to a smaller one though to cure the push. Later BObby


BK19
Member
posted May 08, 2003 09:45 PM
lose the sway bar for dirt! keep it for the tar tracks


dirtracer7
Member
posted May 08, 2003 10:39 PM
I run the bar up front 1 night and its been in the scrap pile every since.Alot better body roll without.


outlawstock17
Member
posted May 09, 2003 07:03 AM
another vote for dumping it. a sway bar limits the front suspensions ability to act independantly. a neccesity on a dirt track.


CLBaker25
Member
posted May 09, 2003 09:42 AM
go to the salvage yard get one from a s 10 pick up trim to height rates about 1100


jay116
Member
posted May 09, 2003 08:17 PM
Are you sure about that spring rate of a cut S-10 spring. Not trying to dispute what you say but, We needed a bigger split in the front of our metric so we run a 1100 in the right front and a 1-inch drop S-10 spring in the left. It was tall compared to the other springs but really soft. Driver likes the feel so far.

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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com


fastrack1
Member
posted May 09, 2003 11:06 PM
ALL I CAN TELL YOU I HELPED A FRIEND TAKE A STOCK CLASS TYPE CAR WE PLAYED WITH THE SPRINGS AND FOUND THAT A S/10 WAS PRETTY CLOSE ON THE RIGHT FRONT ON 2 DIFFERNT ASPHALT TRACKS HAD A STOCK MONTE ON THE LEFT AND WON SEVERAL RACES WITH THIS SETUP HE HAD IT RATED AND SAID THAT WAS WHAT IT CAME CLOSE TO


jay116
Member
posted May 10, 2003 01:12 PM
maybe the difference is you used a stock spring and cut it. Where as we used a brand new drop spring. You cutting would make it a higher rate.

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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com


monteregal7
Member
posted May 10, 2003 09:04 PM
Ray Everham's comment to NASCAR when they wanted to do away with sway bars. Quote "Just because the other guys can't figure them out, you want to take them away."


BK19
Member
posted May 10, 2003 09:14 PM
like i said before leave them on for the ASPHUALT TRACKS OR TAR TAKE THEM OFF FOR DIRT


keith24k
Member
posted May 11, 2003 10:41 AM
what about the rear sway bar?


towmandan
Member
posted May 11, 2003 11:06 AM
You can run a sway bar on dirt a lot of guys use it as a crutch for a poor handleing chassis YOU CAN MAKE YOUR CAR HANDLE BETTER ON DIRT WITHOUT THE SWAY BAR IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING although this is just my opinion....Towman


NYhick
Member
posted May 11, 2003 09:55 PM
backwoods, another glitch in our rules that you may not know is that the sway bar, if hooked up, must be equal on both sides. this would eliminate your ability to fix you split problem. It is interesting that you post this, I just had this conversation with the tech guy sat. about the stock spring thing. In the front, if they can fit a 3/4 wrench over the coil, its stock... The 800# spring I just bought fits the rule. If you want it to try out just let me know. You can take it and if you like it I'll give it to ya for $25. I just paid $50 for it and never ran it. It is 11" though.. let me know by email, I dont always get on here .... by the way, I unhooked my sway bar this year and the car is handling much better. Your problem isnt the springs anyways, you're the fastest guy out there,you just need to keep off the wrecker!!!!!



c21
Member
posted May 12, 2003 02:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by keith24k:
what about the rear sway bar?

running a rear sway bar and high cross can be a very fast way around a dirt track.
c21


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