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Author Topic:   solid bar instead of torque link
posted July 21, 2003 09:13 AM
i ran a solid bar on my dw all of last year and first of this year with out the 90/10 shock. Gotta be easy with the throttle because of the instant traction but it will hook up harder than the spring bars. With the spring you get on the gas and the car has to wait for the spring to stop collapsing, 2-3" of travel before it'll start to get the bite vs. the instant traction of the solid bar.

I wasnt the only one here running this setup either, it seems to becoming more popular

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posted July 21, 2003 10:49 PM
I'd think a solid pullbar would be the wrong way to go on a dry slick track. Spring loaded pullbar would be best then rubber bisquit, but not a solid pullbar.

You need to soften the application of torque from the tires to the track surface.

posted July 22, 2003 03:20 PM
i did more than stopped running the solid and adding a 90/10 sold the car and bought a latemodel.

put 10-11 degrees of pinion in the rearend, put the bar at 20 degrees downhill, leave the 90/10 off, and for the price of the bar $20-$30 give it a try. I had no problems hooking up on the dry stuff with it, go to the user pics and look for my car #26 yellow and white

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posted July 23, 2003 10:14 PM
I'll put it this way, the guy who was helping with this setup said if i was to stay with the afco 600/1200 spring bar i was running to but a bunch of preload in it

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