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Race_Warrior_27
Member
posted December 30, 2003 10:08 AM
Can someone tell me the advantages/disadvantages are to running the plugs on the bottom 4-bars?


Chad
Member
posted December 30, 2003 10:33 AM
First, my DW8 is a straight 4 link, so I don't have the plugs. But, you need to run the lower links 2" shorter than the uppers. The standard uppers are 14.5", so the lowers need to be 12.5". I believe the plugs are necessary to achieve the required lower link measurement. The shorter lowers also help with the indexing, speed of the indexing, and rear steer. Before you get too carried away with your 4 link, make a model (exact replica) out of metal or wood and learn what the link angles do to the indexing and rear steer. It sounds like a pain, but it's very helpful in learning the suspension.


Race_Warrior_27
Member
posted December 30, 2003 11:13 AM
All I have ever ran is a 3-link in 2003, so I don't know anything about this 4-link DW9, we have a lot to learn. Is there any catalogs or books for setting up these cars?

Thanks for your help!

Chad
Member
posted December 31, 2003 09:30 AM
The setup sheets are listed in "Tool Box" section of this forum under the "Menu" area (listed in the upper left of the screen). This will give you all the starting points, but I'll be happy to share my experience if you want to email: clpatter@wellsfargo.com or give me a call: 559-622-3031. Chad.


Race_Warrior_27
Member
posted December 31, 2003 03:23 PM
Thanks alot I will look at that section and I might give you A call, any info. would be helpful.
THANKS,SCOTTY


boas51
Member
posted January 03, 2004 09:07 AM
a shorter lower link on the right side will reduce loose roll steer. shorter on the left will increase loose roll steer. in most cases shorter arms react faster and will speed birdcage indexing.