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Rook 78
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posted April 16, 2004 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rook 78     
I know this topic has probably been covered and I have paged thru the archives to try and find answers. I am sure they are there somewhere. My question is this. I have been reading some posts stating pullbar movement left and right. I have a pullbar mounted to a clamp bracket, I can move the pullbar left or right in the tower on the rearend, but how should I position the front of the bar? I would have to assume that the bar should be straight in the car. Can someone clear this up for me. Trying to get a grip on understanding the Z-Link, holy headache!


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted April 16, 2004 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Click Here to Email CUSTOMPERFORMANCE     
When moving pullbar l or r its best to move each end and keep the bar parallel to the side of the chassis.


Rook 78
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posted April 16, 2004 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rook 78     
That is my question, I guess I will have to look at it again. Do I just rotate the bracket on the chassis to get the same movement from front and rear? If so, I dont think I can get much movement l to r on the front bracket without binding the heim on the pullbar. Hope I am making sense.

[This message has been edited by Rook 78 (edited April 16, 2004).]

Wauge28
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posted April 16, 2004 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wauge28   Click Here to Email Wauge28     
CP knows MUCH MOREW about set up than I do without question. But, from a simple stand point, moving the top (rearend end) of your pull bar will put more bite into the wheel you move it closer to. So, if you move it to the left, it will put more bite into the left rear making the car tighter. Like CP said, it may be optimal to move the front and the rear of the pullbar keeping it square but just moving the top will still have a dramatic effect.


NJantz
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posted April 16, 2004 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJantz     
Keep the pullbar as straight as you can in the car. Let's just say you bar was 36" long. I wouldn't move it more than 2.5" left or right of center without moving the frame mount left or right.

What happens is when you get that bar angled between a solid point (frame mount) and the rear end when it rotates forward, you'll bend the bar everytime if the angle is too much.

My grt has the frame mount right above the driveshaft and there is no left or right adjustment. All the adjustment is at the top of the rearend. Here I have about 5" of spacers that allow me to move the bar left to right.

[This message has been edited by NJantz (edited April 16, 2004).]

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted April 17, 2004 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Click Here to Email CUSTOMPERFORMANCE     
I make adjusters for the rearend which will work on the frame brackets if its wide enough to allow movement l to r.


Wauge28
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posted April 17, 2004 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wauge28   Click Here to Email Wauge28     
Do you have a pic of the adjuster for the top mount on the housing? I was going ot build my own but why re-invent the wheel??? Also, how much?


Thanks

mwauge@charter.net

Rook 78
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posted April 19, 2004 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rook 78     
Thanks alot you guys. Those were the answers I was looking for.


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