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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-04, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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removing sway bay?

does this improve your 60ft time and how bad is it for your chassis on an xd?

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Re: removing sway bay?

I reckon it would imptove your time by about.000001 of a second, and your understeer would be really fun to watch!
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I second that. The sway bar only really works when cornering. It's easy enough to take it off though, so give it a go and see what happens.....
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does this improve your 60ft time and how bad is it for your chassis on an xd?
are you talking about the front or rear sway bar?
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Re: removing sway bay?

sorry guys i forgot to mention its the front sawy bar. Im just interested in doing it to improve my launches and hopefully get that wheel up in the air when i launch but i am concerned about twisting the chassis, any ideas?
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Re: removing sway bay?

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sorry guys i forgot to mention its the front sawy bar. Im just interested in doing it to improve my launches and hopefully get that wheel up in the air when i launch but i am concerned about twisting the chassis, any ideas?

the aim of the game is to get the car to push foward not up in the air, to lift the wheels is wasted energy,

the best way i have found to lift the wheel is with a jack

if you really want to lift the wheels check the pinion angle & give it a bit more positive angle, most drag cars set it positive & when it lifts the wheels they will back it off very minimal at a time to enable the car to push foward & store the energy in the suspension

enother thing to look at is shorten the travel of the front suspension

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Re: removing sway bay?

I have seen the boys on corral.net remove the front sway bar and recommend it.
Do a search there for more...heres one example
http://www.corral.net/forums/showthr...ht=launch+sway
Best way is to try it out for yourself.
I have not done this so I dont know if it works, but I think the idea was to improve weight transfer to the back ,or something like that....
Might try it out myself as my 60ft suck.

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