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modracer09
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posted January 14, 2004 01:49 PM
I had a guy come up to me new to modifieds lime me and asked i seen that some leaf cars like buzzards run monos and staked leafs with the mono floated and he ask could you float both leafs and run a spring loaded 3rd link or pullbar and a long shacked on the left so the car can roll more i have no clue so i thought id ask here any one

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modracer09
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posted January 14, 2004 09:31 PM
I dont know if this is right but wouldent this work almost like a 3 link setup with the leafs as the trailing arms but also gets rid of having to use a panhar or a jbar ad also with running a longer shakel on the left would make the car have more rollsteer? also run a 90/10 shock and a pull bar


zeroracing
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posted January 14, 2004 10:27 PM
ok but what would you perfer a j bar or panhard i wasent thinking right with the birdcadge. also if i run the 9/10shock bacwards yo mean tord the back or switch end to end i got a pull bar and a torqu arm but my pull bar is in better conditon also i seen on 4ms site a leaf set up that causes the lr leaf to spring to raise and the tire to press down on the track they say majour bite but idunno


fr1
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posted January 15, 2004 06:55 AM
Don't float both sides. You will just take bite out of the left rear. Also don't run a pull rod. The pull rod won't wrap up with the leafs and will put the suspension in a bind. This is my opinion. I know there are leaf cars out there with pull rods, but I don't like to do it that way.

Good thinking on the left rear shackle. You don't want to limit the roll of the chassis.

zeroracing
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posted January 15, 2004 08:08 AM
i dont think simply running the shock backward will make it a 10/90. You would have to get a new 10/90 shock for that application. The 90/10 is 90 compression/ 10 extension. Flip the shock around or move it on the car and you are still 90 compression and 10 extension.


zeroracing
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posted January 15, 2004 09:03 AM
yeah i forgot what i meant was replace it with a 1090 shock so it will have 10 compression and 90 rebound. b


zeroracing
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posted January 15, 2004 09:21 AM
another idea is to mount a shock under the rearend housing and put it under the fuel cell. i would start with a 96 valve there though. or on a torque arm just put a split valve on it.
as far as leafs go dont take my word i know link cars well btu not a whole lot about leafs. fr1 leaf cars seem to be about the fastest leafs i have seen.


zeroracing
Member
posted January 15, 2004 09:24 AM
what do you mean i was not thinking right with the birdcage? i am confused. i am missing something. if you mean by going with the floated leafs you still dont need a panhard bar. the leafs with clamp collars on each side will hold the axle in place. if you put one on it would bind up.


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