torque arm with coil overs. yes it works

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  1. purpleflame

    purpleflame Veteran Member

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    So I finally got my 95 torque arm rear suspension in and working wasnt easy and took a lot of design trial and eror but its all in and mocked up. anyone else done this or am I the first?
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    congrats. pics please
     
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    home made one in mine using the leafs. strip only and no wheel hop at all.
    andy
     
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    Do you have pics
     
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    I have been kicking around the idea of using a torque arm on my leaf spring car for years. The instant center on a slapper bar car is very short,and the car tends to hit the tires a little too hard and that cases launch issues. The torque arm is a much longer instant center. It doesnt provide anti squart evenly to both sides of the car so pitch rotation is more of a problem then with a slapper bar car. Another idea I am toying with was building slapper bars that extended a few inches behind the rear axle mounting moint,and then using U bolts(square ones) that clamped the rear section of the bars to the spring. I would leave it set up so that the bolt had about 1/2" of air space over the spring so that when the bars went to twist they would only push the front snubber up a limited amount before the U bolt at the back of the bar began pulling downward on the back half of the spring,and that would limit anti squat and make the instant center further foward which would help weight transfer which would further help overcome the anti squat.

    As you might have guessed I spend a lot of time thinking about stealthy suspention systems that can make a 9 second car hook on 10 inch wide tires on a public street and not look like a 4 link backhalf when you look under the back of the car.
     
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    Where da pic's ??:bowtie:
     
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    There's 2 companies making torque arm kits for 2nd gens BMR and Jakes Rod Shop.
     
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    Interested in some pics?
     
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    I went coil overs no more leafs.
     

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