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Jenkins 3 link

Post by 1972ho » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Are 3 link bars still a good way to hook a drag race car these days over a ladder bar set up.
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Re: Jenkins 3 link

Post by SupStk » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:54 pm

Think it was SRD race cars that used three link systems. They seemed to fall out of favor as most pro stock builders went 4 link. I' m guessing it was because of the four links ability to preload with the 500 inch engines.

I don't see why three link couldn't be better than ladders if incorporating an anti-sway.
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Re: Jenkins 3 link

Post by tenxal » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:01 pm

1972ho wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Are 3 link bars still a good way to hook a drag race car these days over a ladder bar set up.
No.

Very, very few new builds use a ladder bar setup. Todays 4 links are well thought out and give the ability to adjust the I.C. so as to not hit the tires so hard, which is a characteristic of ladder bars. Tire technology has come a long way, negating the need to have to hit the tires as hard as in the past.

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