Originally posted by dryslickracer:
1st. how does the car feel to you out on the track--Loose-Push- or neutral?
It was pushing pretty bad. We've changed so much since in the past month, but, we have finally hit on something that works. More than anything, I had changed my driving style, tried too many things at once. (new springs, new tire pressure, new stagger, 3 wheel brakes for the first time). This past weekend, I went back to the old ways...it worked much better. I learned, (finally) that everyone drives different, and that no 2 cars are alike. So, now I am driving mine how mine needs to be driven! But, our track is VERY rough...especially in # 3 and 4 turns, and the car is still bouncing so much through the turn that I lose position. We tried giving the shocks a little more travel space. Hopefully, that will help. We'll see after this weekend.
2nd.Usually as a rule of thumb try to run about 100 lbs. split between the front springs 1400 sounds a bit excessive,are you running a swaybar? If you do you should'nt need that big of springs up front. I don't run one I prefer to have my frontend working independent from side-side, if you do you can use it for fine tuning by adjusting the outer link nuts.
We don't run a swaybar.
3rd.What rearend do you run?
4th.Here is my setup--86 Regal 3156 lb w/me in it Lf.1000 Rf.1100 Lr.150 Rr.175
I can't recall my ride heigth at this time but I can check later for you.Alot of guys/gals I race with like the heavier rear springs that you run.My car runs pretty neutral thru the corners(where I point it is where it goes)and I get great bite of the corners.
hey, I appreciate the guys/gals comment.
another thing I might suggest that has helped me understand setups is a book calledStreet stock chassis setup by Steve Smith Publications.
Heard about it...from several people...and I got my dad one. He lets me check it out..then goes back and explains what it all means to me..eventually, I'm gonna know (kinda)what I'm doing.
I appreciate the help/info. My dad has raced for 30 years, but it seems like stuff changes all the time. So, when I can get something off of here that maybe we didn't know about or didn't think of, it sure helps!
Good luck to you!
Goodluck to you