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Author Topic:   does my sway bar belong in the scrap pile?
dtd_93
Member
posted June 21, 2003 11:02 AM
so do I keep it or loss it??? some say use it others say loss it.... so where oh where should my sway bar be??? if I keep it any tricks or tips for it... or if I toss it how would that change my set up..??


doubletrouble
Member
posted June 21, 2003 11:24 AM
Toss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you want your front wheels to be independent,smoother through the ruts.
Those suckers are heavy too,lose the front end weight.


MOD75D
Member
posted June 21, 2003 12:08 PM
If you run on a tacky banked track don't run it,on a really dry slick flat track i'd use it.


younggunms
Member
posted June 21, 2003 07:55 PM
Lose it!!!


towmandan
Member
posted June 22, 2003 12:02 AM
LOSE IT........Towman


DEEDDUDE
Member
posted June 22, 2003 09:01 AM
I maybe crazy, but I run one on both the front and the rear. With this current set-up we've only run one race(rainned out last 3 races). Won the heat, lost the brakes in the feature, DNF. I'm not over powering these guys, my car just handles a whole lot better. I've ran w/ and w/o. Won both ways. Experiment w/ the bar if you don't like it take it off. Good Luck


race it
Member
posted June 22, 2003 09:41 AM
I agree with Doubletrouble it makes the front end independent. TOSS IT. Eddie


towmandan
Member
posted June 22, 2003 10:38 PM
The guys you hear running these are running them to get more cross or cure some other chassis problem and it is a quick fix or a crutch for another problem that hasnt been solved already....with the right set up you wont want the sway bar.....Towman


odb93
Member
posted June 23, 2003 07:20 AM
well would it help me get rid of the push I have when I come off of the cornors... turns 2 and 4... can't get back in the gas real hard cause car wants to go to the wall...... the push don't bother me that much because I got lots of traction and can pull down the straigh I guess thats better than losse off.... but if I could steer it a little more that would be nice instead of controlin the front end with the gas...


DEEDDUDE
Member
posted June 23, 2003 03:55 PM
I disagree w/ towmandan. It's not a crutch and there are no probelms w/ my chassis or w/ my set-up. I don't use it to adjust cross either. If more racers knew how to use them properly they would go to the scrap pile and get as many sizes they could find.



MEANGENE83
Member
posted June 23, 2003 05:55 PM
I ran one for years, took it off and my forward bite is much better without it.


racinrich1
Member
posted June 23, 2003 08:53 PM
I agree with Deed...I can be used as a tuning tool and very easly be disabled by removing one of the links...If you are loose it can tighten a car right up...
Rich


race it
Member
posted June 23, 2003 09:31 PM
Towman........don't say anything like "air pressure, wheel offsets, spring rate change, tire size, movement of ballast..."
I BELIEVE-----and I say that because I have never tried it. That a sway bar might be advantagous under certain track conditions. I ALWAYS used and relied on a sway bar when I raced asphalt, but I drive differently on dirt. If you are on a track that requires keeping the car 100% underneath you...give the bar a shot. But if you and other drivers at your track slide the car ANYWHERE in the corner throw that dang thing away.


dirtracer50
Member
posted June 24, 2003 10:41 PM
I kind of feel like a minority here but I wouldn't run without a sway bar. I mount mine with a stock style mount on the right side and with a piece of half inch allthread on the left with a nut on top and bottom. When the track is wet and tacky back off the mount on the left front so that the bar is loose when the track starts to dry out and I need to tighten up the car I just crank down the mount on the left front. I use it as tuning tool every week and can really feel a difference with it. I'm not trying to start any kind of an argument here just trying to help someone if they've never tried it.


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