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    As far as the example of the tires, we could have...

    As far as the example of the tires, we could have used asphalt slicks to simplify the variables involved. I was just trying to find another subject matter as an example, to resemble a reduction in...
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    I was digging for information when I came across...

    I was digging for information when I came across this thread and thought I might put my 2 cents in to help clarify differing opinions on this subject. I would agree that the smaller pad surface area...
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    Rear facing louvers is something that I have...

    Rear facing louvers is something that I have thought about also. I'm not sure how to test the efficiency of the sizing or the number of louvers in an area. I would think they would need to be placed...
  4. Thread: LR Index

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    I'm not a chassis Guru by no means, but from my...

    I'm not a chassis Guru by no means, but from my experience, I have been more concerned with the dynamic position of the birdcage rather than the static. Basically, dynamic is how it performs on the...
  5. I am in the same boat as you right now. I have...

    I am in the same boat as you right now. I have been running the "old school" setup forever and I am in the process of working the RF down and the LR up higher. The 2 side effects that I have come...
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    Zero25, thanks for the information. I looked at ...

    Zero25, thanks for the information. I looked at the Coleman website and they offer a few different rate sway bars. Chances are that there is someone on staff that could point me in the right...
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    Front sway bar

    I am looking for information regarding the use of a front sway bar on a dirt car. I am sure it has been done before but my searches have come up with very little information. I am contemplating the...
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    Well.... with the shock valving that you are...

    Well.... with the shock valving that you are running and the rear percentage, it sounds to me like maybe you should try to lengthen the right side wheelbase a little or add some stagger. But this...
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    Mayflower, I had purchased the car with a bent...

    Mayflower, I had purchased the car with a bent rear clip in 2008. It had been sitting for over 10 years. I knew that it was an older design and I upgraded the LR to 4bar when I repaired the clip. I...
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    I converted a '96 Dirtworks over to a 4 bar on...

    I converted a '96 Dirtworks over to a 4 bar on the left rear. I used the same lower frame mount and added the upper frame brackets. I am not saying this is the best way to do it, because my lower...
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    OK. I was able to identify the difference. MBR...

    OK. I was able to identify the difference. MBR cars did have the Corvette type spindles. But I did see 2 cars that had them. Both cars were on 2017 GRT's. The guy that owned them said that he...
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    I have always been concerned more with corner...

    I have always been concerned more with corner entry and through the middle speeds of the turn. I have tried to trail brake a few different times and it made the car feel to tight. I like the...
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    I have always been concerned more with corner...

    I have always been concerned more with corner entry and through the middle speeds of the turn. I have tried to trail brake a few different times and it made the car feel to tight. I like the...
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    I think you're right. They were on MBR cars. I...

    I think you're right. They were on MBR cars. I will have to get a better look today to see if I can see if anyone is running the AMC spindle
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    do you know anybody running them? I have been...

    do you know anybody running them? I have been thinking about trying them out. I am at the Gateway nationals and I have seen them on several cars. One thing I did notice is that the lower ball...
  16. Richmond and Doug Nash used to make it and no...

    Richmond and Doug Nash used to make it and no longer produce it. A company over in Europe bought the designs and produces it now. Elite Racing Transmissions. It is called the F1-2SD
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    Is the added weight only beneficial if it is on...

    Is the added weight only beneficial if it is on the left? Are there any benefits, or side effects, from adding weight to the right as well?
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    1/2 mile track. Does the body/spoiler induce a...

    1/2 mile track. Does the body/spoiler induce a lot of rear down force? Could be an imbalance of down force between front and rear. Something to keep in mind on high speed tracks, especially on entry...
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    I did notice that when I am hooking the truck up...

    I did notice that when I am hooking the truck up to the trailer, the bugs don't seem to be quite as bothersome.... lol
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    Ok... so you are going to think that I am...

    Ok... so you are going to think that I am retarded after you read this. I had the exact same flaking issue after I installed installed some polished diamond plate to the front of my trailer. I...
  21. Thread: Wheel hop

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    Rumley device. That will fix it! LOL

    Rumley device. That will fix it! LOL
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    I checked mine in a very similar way, using tall...

    I checked mine in a very similar way, using tall jack stands on the hubs and a dial indicator on the brake rotors, for movement. Mine was toed in and cambered in at the top, on both sides. To verify...
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    Ok. So I have been trying to figure out exactly...

    Ok. So I have been trying to figure out exactly what mean by it's not a Dirt Late Model? Are you saying that I should not be trying to get mechanical grip from the bar angles, and that I should only...
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    I see your point... I found a roll center...

    I see your point... I found a roll center calculator on The Dirt Forum Tool Box. It should answer the other question I had about where the roll center moves as the body rolls and the links move.
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    Are you talking about lowering the mounts on top...

    Are you talking about lowering the mounts on top of the rearend or the ones on the chassis, or both? One of the reasons I am asking, is that I have seen the drawings for how to locate your rear roll...
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