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Sprung vs Un-Sprung Rear Axle

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by BRENT in 10-uh-C, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. BRENT in 10-uh-C
    Joined: Apr 14, 2004
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    We were talking in the shop about this and trying to decide the advantages and disadvantages, --and whether it would be worth the time. Since the limiting factor is "hooking up" the rear tire(s), would there be any advantage to using a sprung rear axle? How about it from the "down-under boyz", ...did it make a difference on your car(s)??

    Thoughts........
     
  2. QQMOON
    Joined: Oct 7, 2002
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    Yes sprung made a difference

    although unsprung worked quite well and was easy to set up i must say standing on the start line watching the cars launch the unsprung cars left mor violently than the sprung there was defentley a smoother start

    now the sprung car used ladder bar and a 36 front spring full pack original and worked great check out the pics in the build up

    hope this helps
     
  3. BRENT in 10-uh-C
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    When you say "set-up", I am assuming you mean when you are in initial fabrication, it is easier to build an un-sprung car?

    Are the ladder bars adjustable to change pinion angle?

    Shocks??
     
  4. QQMOON
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    ladder bars are adjustable shocks are just plain old teliscopics

    and yes to set the sprung car up i didnt have my heart in it as i wanted the cars owner to figure it out so i sorta fed him the info to prompt his thinking and then he would change his mind he would have finished the car a month eairler than he did if it wasnt for all the rooting around

    But i am glad he listen and went transverse instead of coil over as he was going to it looks so much cleaner and so cool
     

  5. QQMOON
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    I might add the next sprung car i will do will have either radius rods or hair pins as i dont like the look of the ladder bar its too new looking if ya know what i mean
     
  6. QQMOON
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  7. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    I mounted mine solid. My driveshaft is short. I've got my angles set where I want them. I'm knda afraid to have that thing moving around too much under my nuts.

    Also, our car has over an over 60/40 rear weight balance. Don't really need any dynamic transfer right now.
     
  8. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
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    You guys just keep adding on the weight on those under powered cars, We will love seeing you at the starting line.:D :D
    We have no problem getting our unsprung car hooking up.
     

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