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Author Topic:   3 link lengths
dirtracer50
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posted April 20, 2004 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dirtracer50   Click Here to Email dirtracer50     
I want to replace the lower links and brackets on my car but am wondering how long of lower links would be best. It has a long pull bar and long panhard behind the rearend. The track I run at usually starts out wet and stays pretty tacky all night, we also run hoosier tires if this helps at all. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted April 21, 2004 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Click Here to Email CUSTOMPERFORMANCE     
I would run the left side 2-3 inches shorter then the right. 17" lr and 20" rr would be a good start, plus you could always make a plug to go even shorter than 17" on the left.


zeroracing
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posted April 21, 2004 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
custom is right, i may even go as much as a 5 inch difference to begin with.
the plugs are great, and easy to make.


dirtracer50
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posted April 21, 2004 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dirtracer50   Click Here to Email dirtracer50     
Thanks for the help guys I was thinking somewhere in that range. One more question would 5/8's bars be strong enough or do I need to go to 3/4. The car used to be run on asphalt and has 5/8's on it now and I'm wondering if it will be strong enogh.


zeroracing
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posted April 21, 2004 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
if it is just a 3 link, go with 3/4 bars. they may weigh a bit more, but worth it, i have a 4 bar that runs on 5/8 and other than that my swing arm, z link, and 3 bar set ups all are, or would be on 3/4.
i ran a 5/8 rearward bar on my swing arm last weeekend. it did not hold to well.


Ego Racing
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posted April 21, 2004 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ego Racing   Click Here to Email Ego Racing     
We run 5/8 on any 4 link setup but when you goto the 3 link I would not go lower than 3/4 and try to get the tubes that are tapped not the swaged tube as we have broken these.
Zero was the one that gave up a swaged tube or a taped tube?


zeroracing
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posted April 21, 2004 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
it was a rear trailing arm on a swing arm, and 5/8 swaged.
did not snap, just bent really bad.


zeroracing
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posted April 21, 2004 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeroracing     
snaped one a year or two ago, a 3/4 swing arm tube.
oh yeah the back half of the car was broke half off also. whoops.


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