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post #1 of 83 Old 10-18-2014, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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i have Gen 4 (track use only) and i raised the rear about 8MM by adding washers...i was looking at attack link but wondering if this would help my issue which is going wide coming out of corners...let's consider suspension is set up ok and rider skills ok (Apex, turning etc..)

it goes wide so much that i can't finish my corner and i have to let throttle go and come back in...

Is gonna help this issue? will i need to add the link on the top of the already raised rear or remove the washers and add rear link???

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks,
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It has a much more progressive profile (maybe even a bit too far). The rear will not squat like it does now - which makes you go wide. In fact your spring rate may have to be reduced. Typical Attack things to consider now: No notes or installation info. No bearings included! Yes, you read that right, for that price they make you press out the needle bearings and put them into their part (or buy your own set to press in).

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It has a much more progressive profile (maybe even a bit too far). The rear will not squat like it does now - which makes you go wide. In fact your spring rate may have to be reduced. Typical Attack things to consider now: No notes or installation info. No bearings included! Yes, you read that right, for that price they make you press out the needle bearings and put them into their part (or buy your own set to press in).
Geez WTL lol.. No bearing sucks..that's pain.. Any other link that comes with bearing? Thx for the info by the way
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The link from Dan Kyle includes the bearings.

And he has 2 versions, depending on your weight. Very happy with mine.
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If you get the Attack version don't expect it to be shiny gold like in their web pic either.

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If you get the Attack version don't expect it to be shiny gold like in their web pic either.
Well, that is some GOOD news... gold? LOL!
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One of the important considerations when choosing a link is can your suspension tuner setup your shock for that link. They work differently from one another, and the way I understand certain ones have certain trade-offs which you may or may not be ok with. The links are not just plug-n-play, you'll need to re-spring and likely re-valve your shock.

I use Thermosman, and he recommended the Lee Cycle (Jeremy Toye) link for me and was able to setup my JRI shock for it through the mail. It came with bearings. http://www.leescycle.com/parts/lees-cycle-products/

Dan Kyle also seems to have good reviews and is able to setup Ohlins shocks for his link, so he's another good option.

With either option, you'll probably have to remove your shims.

If you don't have an aftermarket shock yet, I would save up for that before a link.

What the link will help with is exiting the corner. As you open up the thorttle hard, leaving a corner, it will not want to just drive out to the outside of the track right away.

For mid-corner, it's going to be more suspension setup, ride heights and spring-rates, and of course, skill. The links will change your ride height and rate of compression, so it might cure some mid-corner issues if you are too soft (usual Gen 4 issue).

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Well, that is some GOOD news... gold? LOL!

I went with attack link. DA gold is so shinny like 24 lol..no it was not shinny like in pic and you all said..but i got attack
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One of the important considerations when choosing a link is can your suspension tuner setup your shock for that link. They work differently from one another, and the way I understand certain ones have certain trade-offs which you may or may not be ok with. The links are not just plug-n-play, you'll need to re-spring and likely re-valve your shock.

I use Thermosman, and he recommended the Lee Cycle (Jeremy Toye) link for me and was able to setup my JRI shock for it through the mail. It came with bearings. http://www.leescycle.com/parts/lees-cycle-products/

Dan Kyle also seems to have good reviews and is able to setup Ohlins shocks for his link, so he's another good option.

With either option, you'll probably have to remove your shims.

If you don't have an aftermarket shock yet, I would save up for that before a link.

What the link will help with is exiting the corner. As you open up the thorttle hard, leaving a corner, it will not want to just drive out to the outside of the track right away.

For mid-corner, it's going to be more suspension setup, ride heights and spring-rates, and of course, skill. The links will change your ride height and rate of compression, so it might cure some mid-corner issues if you are too soft (usual Gen 4 issue).
i have penske shock and i had issue with corner exit going wide..that's why i am getting the link..i appreciate the great info. We shall see next year :-)
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It has a much more progressive profile (maybe even a bit too far). The rear will not squat like it does now - which makes you go wide. In fact your spring rate may have to be reduced. Typical Attack things to consider now: No notes or installation info. No bearings included! Yes, you read that right, for that price they make you press out the needle bearings and put them into their part (or buy your own set to press in).
i got lucky with used attack link with bearing in it lol..
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