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Author Topic:   setups you tried this year and liked or disliked
posted October 25, 2001 03:29 PM
what year was the car? it is possible that the chassis is flexing and when it does that nothing you do to it will make it consistent for any track.

over time from the stress of racing the metal will weaken a bit causing the flex and if it is flexing too much your gonna have problems.

posted October 25, 2001 07:39 PM
Had mixed results this year, had toyed with a z-link last year with an old car, and build a new z-link swingarm this year. As far as the chassis goes i was very happy, we ran competative everywhere we went, was only able to grab 6 wins, but we were plagued with motor gremelins all year which relegated us to second in track points. I have mainly run 3-links in the past and they always worked well for me, but after running the z-link this year i doubt what i will go back except maybe with a rookie driver. With the z-link i found the variety of available adjustments make it much easier to tune to different tracks/conditions. the car was very stable and predictable in pretty much any conditions and only surprised me a few times. I'm not really sure what changes i'm going to make with next years car but its a long winter and i have a lot of free time so who knows. I do have a few ideas to work on, mainly on the front end.

posted December 22, 2003 08:43 PM
hey there, what kind of spring rates are you running on the z link. im running the spring on the front bar. stiffened the springs up and doesnt seem to work as good.

posted December 22, 2003 09:44 PM
we finally got the old shaw to hook up this year by going to a 4 bar z was a 2 link last year and a mono leaf before that most consistant and fastes the car has been in a long time got 2 top 5' with her including a 2nd which is great compared to the 11 place best finish since my uncle started racing again after 10 years of bass fish'n lol

posted December 24, 2003 06:32 AM
I have a two link with LR spring in front and RR spring behind.

Tried Long RR trailing arm(35") and a long (34")level panhard bar behind the rearend.

Spring pull bar and a solid one.

posted December 24, 2003 08:49 AM
Iowamod20,did you like the spring arrangment? What spring rates did you try?

Pa FastBoys
posted December 25, 2003 09:16 PM           
I run a Laser short swing arm car with the LR being a Z-link. LR spring is infront of axel on a clamp bracket with the shock behind on the floating bird cage.I still have the front and rear bar floating with just the spring clamped in front. RR is a true swing arm with the spring on the front bar. Long pull spring pull bar. Run 10 pounds of RR on a dry track and the car still is tight, but real drivable. Never touches the tires. Forward bite is awsome.

posted December 25, 2003 09:40 PM
i ran a short swing arm on the front of my lr and a long link on the back, and long on both sides on the right, then put it on a short bar. great handling, just enough rollsteer to make it turn good but not get loose bad.

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