Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   Torque Arm
HERNDON
Member
posted November 12, 2003 12:02 AM
1. I have a three link set up now with a long pull bar and a J-bear and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there would be an advantage to using a torque arm set up instead.

2. What sort of hardware mounts the heim on a torque to the lower part of the third member? I assume my top pull bar mount would be sufficient for the top heim.

Thanks for the help guys, I love this forum.

Wauge28
Member
posted November 12, 2003 04:07 PM
The torque arm gives up a little forward bite to the torque link but "I THINK", the benitit of a free car far outweights what little you loose. A free car is fast all the way around the track...not just down the straights. I have ran both and have gone back and forth a couple times now. With a 4 bar or a z-link, I like the lift bar. With a Mono and a 3 link, I like the pull bar. Yes...unfortunetly, I have tried them all...IN ONE YEAR!!

Mounting is preference. There are heim's on the top and bottom bar and those attach to either a flat bar welded to the back of the housing or just two tabs on the top and bottom of the housing. I think it is best to get it as far to the left as possible.

Again...Just my opionion. Many and most fast guys are running torque links. I just think the car is easier to drive and much more predictable with a lift bar.

zeroracing
Member
posted November 12, 2003 05:21 PM
I run a two link and torque arm. I like the consistancy of the torque arm. If there is bite it is hard to beat. If the track is slick I think the torque link is the way to go. Next year I will be changing to a 4bar
Zlink with torque arm. Depending upon the track length and turn radius I change my slider to a 38" setting on most 1/4 3/8 mile tracks. 40" on 1/2 mile tracks and paper clip track 36"


HONDO
Member
posted November 14, 2003 03:31 PM
We run a torque arm at 42". We have played with preload with a progressive spring but not the length. Hardware is big heims mounted to thick steel tabs just to the right of the third member just like Wauge described. I agree with the post above, better on a tacky track. Time ins, heats, and dashes we do alright, but we suck when it gets dry. Loose in, loose out. Could be other problems though, we are kinda newbies.


Back to the Archives