Opinions on solid mount rear or 4 link?

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  1. hmarizetts

    hmarizetts New Member

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    Now that I have the Mag setup figured out this is next.
    I have a moly tube chassis Mustang that weights 2350 with a blown 540 BBC engine and tranny. Trying to figure if I should go solid mount or not. The 4-link bar length is less than 13 inches so would it even be worth messing with?
    The total wheel base is 119” with the engine sitting back 5 inches from original position for better weight transfer. The car has not been scaled tire to tire yet, want to know what would be best and less head ache.
     
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  2. 5081afuel

    5081afuel New Member

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    I tried both on one of my cars,and I found that the solid mount bounced me all over the track.. The 4 link can be tricky to get it right,but once you do thats the set up..
     
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    would the length make a differnce. They are so short it dont seem like it would they would do the job
     
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    i think the length might matter in the settting it up, but as said before, once set up, you'll be happier. It will save your kidneys...
     
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  5. wildman

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    Well, for starters, it's illegal. All stock body cars must have full automotive suspension. Rigid mount suspension is prohibited. Section 4a, page 4 of the National Hokey Rules Association rule book.
     
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    hmarizetts New Member

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    would that be for safety reason or evening out the playing field from a competition stand point?
     
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  7. wildman

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    I would say safety. I tried this a long time ago on my '69 nova. It was so bad for bouncing that I did not even attempt to race it. keep in mind.... if solid was good, the pro-stock and pro-mod guys would be lobbying for it.
     
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    My car was a 60 chevy,forgot the wheelbase,but if thats not as long as you can get with a door car?? And yes its not legal to have a solid mount rear in a door car. We tryed it because we know nothing about suspinsion's on a car with 2000 hp. Its not safe!!! They were gonna throw me off the track because they were concerned I was gonna crash it..
     
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    hmarizetts New Member

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    Good point indeed I never looked at it from that stand point of view!!
     
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  10. jim phillips

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    the four link bars should be a little longer i think
     
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    If i remember correctly, Jim oddys black mariah corvette from the late 80s was rumoured to have a solid mounted rear end. But if that was true, i would think that the car was built to act more or less like a funnycar with doors.
     
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  12. a/fd slngsht

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    i'd look at it this way, even though the bars are not a preferred length, its a tuning device , and if you go solid, you loose that device.. after seein those fast 10.5w cars, i feel a 4 link is an amazing tool to have...... BUT, SCALE IT for your base line !!!just my 2 cents...... Mike
     
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