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mike10az
Member
posted June 07, 2003 03:26 PM
whats the difference between a swingarm car and a z-link????


Tom Asmus
Member
posted June 07, 2003 06:22 PM
From what I know and also I run a swing arm car. Is on a swing arm car the spring or spring slider mount to the front swing arm. On a Z link nothing mounts to the link bars.


mike10az
Member
posted June 07, 2003 06:39 PM
i only ask cuz we bought a new mod and it has the front swing arm with the spring/slider mounted on the bar and then has no rear arm. is that a straight swing arm or what?? Then on the other side we have the same type of lower arm and a top arm going towards the driver like a four link only both links are on diff. floaters because of the spring/slider. What would you call this? It has a panhard bar going downhill from left to right. and a pull bar.


mike10az
Member
posted June 07, 2003 06:41 PM
also forgot to mention there is no place to put a rear arm. thinking about making a birdcage to turn into more textbook swingarm car, but i'm newschool driver is old school and wants to go monoleaf.


Tom Asmus
Member
posted June 08, 2003 11:07 AM
Rich and I have talked about that kinda setup. Are the mounts fixed on the housing? If so thats what you might call a 3 link swing arm. Rich of CUSTOM PERFORMANCE might answer your questions better though.


Sidebite252
Member
posted June 08, 2003 07:07 PM
We run the basic "swing Arm" set up. It's got the swing arms going forward with 3 adjustment holes on the chassis for each one. The mount on the rear end is fixed - not a bird cage. A Z-link has the bird cage instead of this fixed mount on the rear end and the "Z-link" or top bar comes off the top side of the bird cage and runs to the back. I don't know what you have on the left side but the right side sounds like a plane swing arm set up. consult the chassis builder would be my suggestion. And yes, the spring sliders mount on the swing arms (in front of the rear end.)

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