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Author Topic:   z-link
44nymod
Member
posted December 28, 2003 05:09 PM
I sat here thinking about my car and realized I really don't understand how a z-link susp works. Can someone explain to me how the lower forward bar and the upper rearward bars do when you move them up and down. It's sad because I understand a 4-link but not a z-link. Please I need some guideance on this one.


zeroracing
Member
posted December 28, 2003 07:40 PM
So let's see if I understand this right! On the Rt rear if I raise the lower forward bar this will put bite in the rt rear and cause this tire to move forward, and the longer rear top bar raising this will put more up and down travel on the rt rear? Is this right. I can't beleave I never thought of this till now. I feel like an idiot. NJantz does it sound like I understand it now by the way I explained it? Thanks for all your input and any more you can give me.


jasonracin19x
Member
posted December 28, 2003 10:25 PM
njantz, that explains alot , has anyone tried this setup without a 90/10 shock? i did it on accident , the shock broke , car was extremely fast but, and there always is one, rear end rotated to much causing u joint to hit on driveline. tried chains to stop rotation and that worked good, but then on deaccelaration the rear end would rotate the other way and put it into another bind at the drive line . so if you have brake floaters you would be ok, car would bottom out at corner entry so were going to try little stiffer springs,


zeroracing
Member
posted December 29, 2003 09:03 PM
i am going to try a lift arm for brakeing only with a 6th coil on it. but my entry is always super loose so this should tighten up my car.


NJantz
Member
posted December 29, 2003 10:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by 44nymod:
So let's see if I understand this right! On the Rt rear if I raise the lower forward bar this will put bite in the rt rear and cause this tire to move forward, and the longer rear top bar raising this will put more up and down travel on the rt rear?

..............That is correct. Just one clarification, on raising the rear top bar: This won't necessarily make you achieve more vertical wheel travel, but the path that the rearend housing travels will be more of a vertical linear path instead of a circular path that will tend to drive the wheel forward under the chassis under acceleration.