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Author Topic:   Short pan bar and J-bar for tuning?
ratracer10
Member
posted February 11, 2004 01:38 PM
Yes you read correctly. I run a short bar plus a J-bar. If you plan on running the short bar you want a 7" split between measurements to start off with. The measurements are from where the short bar bolts to the rearend to where it bolts to the frame. Also, unless you can control it do not running the short bar on a real rough track, its way to irratic. As for mounting the Jbar. The way your going to mount it, its for asphalt so Ive been told.

[This message has been edited by 91mod (edited February 11, 2004).]

ratracer10
Member
posted February 12, 2004 07:26 AM
I have heard it both ways as far as right side chassis mount is best for asphalt and also that it is best for dirt. I think is has a lot to do with the rest of your setup. There are just too many variables to bring up here with out making this post a book. It really depends on which set of variables you consider when deciding which is better. For any single pan bar and mounting location some of its reactions favor a dirt track while others favor an asphalt track. Each case for either left or right side mount only the reactions that support their theory are generally discussed. Then they “tune” out the adverse effect with springs, cross weight, or some other setup tool. I have yet to see where all the reactions are brought together in one source.