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post #1 of 8 Old 07-18-2008, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Travel limiters for front a-arms

What can be used to make some travel limiters for the front a-arms? I want to stop the front end from rising the last 2 inches of the strut travel basically to get the wheels up a touch quicker and the weight on the back tires a touch quicker. It might help with my reaction times on the .400 tree.

Just looking for some things I can buy at the hardware store.

Should I use some steel cable? Or try to find some type of straps?


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Limiters are not going to help the car leave harder.

The main use for them is to control wheelstands.

Unless you are making big power and have a ton of bite in the car it will cause the rear to unload.

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No, not a ton of bite, but still running the standard length front struts and there's a lot of travel there. Just thinking that shortening that by just 2" will help get the wheels off the ground on the rise and clear the stage beams for a little quicker reaction time. Once it tops out the car should be moving forward, so stop the rise an inch or two shorter and I would think it should help a little.

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If you can still get it to hook great. A better way of doing it is get the car to go forward as fast with as little upward travel as possible. Rase the instant center and hit the car in the center rather than under it.

I have about 4" of travel in mine now and it pulls the tires 3" or so. if I take the travel away it kicks the tires loose when the struts top out. if the front is more than 3" in the air it hurts the 60"

I have found that the car is the fastest with 5" and keeping the tires as close to the ground as possible.


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I just ordered some Strange 10 way struts and will install them before the next event.

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really old thread but I am wondering your results, if you can rememeber? lol
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really old thread but I am wondering your results, if you can rememeber? lol
Yeah I'm still around. I can't say I remember what the exact combo was when I posted this over two years ago, but I can say that the Strange 10 ways are the way to go. I'm still using the same shocks on my new coupe and I use them to control wheelstands at this point. Car is making a lot more power.

I currently run the rear single adjustables on about 5 clicks (half way) and the front on about 2 clicks for n/a performance. It pulls the front wheels about 4"-5" and carries them about 30-40' and sixty foots 1.38-1.40 on motor in good weather.

When I spray it, I tighten the front up to 7 and move some ballast to the back seat and its been 1.34 sixty foot and carried the wheels close to 60' or so. Car has now been 9.90s on motor and 5.90s to the 1/8 mile on nitrous.

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nice times, thanks for your help
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