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posted October 28, 2003 03:18 PM
a buddy of mine experimented with this setup a couple of time. 4bar both sides, pullbar with a 6th coil and shock on the liftarm. He seemed to like it pretty good.

posted October 29, 2003 09:13 AM
Actually it would be a brake bar not lift bar because it only controls the braking forces. I know a few guys that have tried and some love it some didnt notice nay difference. The guys who liked it said it freed the car up and made a tremendous difference. That was on 4 link cars though. Dont see why it woulnt work on 3 link either. We were going to try it this season but ran out of time.

posted October 29, 2003 12:31 PM
OK, I am the guy who tries to picture logic in my own brain. I like the lift bar because it does free the car up in the corners. I think it gives up a bit to the pull bar as far as forward bite, but for me, the free car in the turns out weights the lack of bite.

BUT, how in the heck would a braking lift bar change the handling characteristics of the handling in the turns? If you still have the pull bar pulling the rearend down and in a sense, binding the chassis (the problem with a pull bar, which causes handling issues), how will a lift bar with no 5th spring (like a Pierce) make a difference?

Logic tells me the rear-end doesn’t know what is slowing the forward rotation down…whether that be a breaking shock on the top of the housing or a breaking shock on the lift bar. Plus, most pull bar issues happen when you get a throttle push in the middle of the turn as soon as you get on the gas…How does that change with a lift bar for braking.

Not trying to be difficult here. I have seen a Pierce car run very fast and that is what this car had. I just can not make sense of it…I always thought it was to fool people or allow a quick switch over to a lift bar on a heavy track...

Esplain Lucy...I am not getting it?

posted October 29, 2003 04:32 PM
What? Do you mean having both or one or the other? That is crazy. If IMCA does that, they have way too much time on their hands and need to focus on the objective...I hope for their sake it isn't true...How stupid!

posted November 03, 2003 08:23 PM
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