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Author Topic:   WHEELBASE LEAD ON 4-BAR???
posted February 01, 2004 09:44 AM
modkyty: Depends on how much bite you run.You also have to be very carefull on your ride heights.When you adjust the lead or trail on your particular suspension(4 bar LR )you must be consistent with your ride heights.A little bit of ride height change goes a long way because the typical 4 bar left rear has so much roll steer built into it.We run 100 lbs of bite and LEAD the LEFT rear by 3/8".Also run 3" of stagger all the time.

[This message has been edited by wissota3x (edited February 07, 2004).]

posted February 05, 2004 10:49 PM
A big influence is the size of the track and radious of turn. Smaller track w/ tight turns run lead, bigger tracks run straight up. You should start sraight up to get car close then tweek in w/ lead.

posted February 10, 2004 12:06 PM
we always run a quarter to three eighths..we run alot of slick tracks and that always seemed to fit my driving style, i always like my car like i like my women...tight...

posted February 10, 2004 12:18 PM
after exhausting most other options, i trailed my right rear 3/4 of an inch to try to tighten entry. it was a last resort, because i new it would also loosen exit, but it worked, and didnt affect exit as much as i thought it would.
the 4 link does have a pile of roll steer also, i am getting over 2" through normal suspension travel. i was 4 link both sides, set up my car with a z link mount on the right side, so i can try it. i was terrible on rough tracks last season.
trailing one side or the other will have the same effect as changing wheel offsets. it puts the car in yaw, moves the rear track one way or the other fron the front track.
you can basically make the same handling change as trailing the right rear slightly, by going from a 4" bs wheel to a 2" bs wheel.