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Author Topic:   increasing cross % w/o weight jacks?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted May 02, 2002 05:00 PM
What are some different ways to increase cross weight without the use of weight jacks? I know on a leaf spring setup you can change lowering blocks to increase or decrease cross. Does changing front stagger do the same thing?


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted May 02, 2002 05:44 PM
Justin, The eastist way I know without using spring shims or adjusters is to put a larger diameter tire on the right front. If all tires must be the same size try a narrower rim(If 8" rims are allowed try a 7") This can increase the diameter by about 1" A system we used a few years back is to have 3 tires the same size and one about 2" larger in diameter, if the car is loose put the bigger tire on the right front if the car is tight put the bigger tire on the right rear. Hope this helps and have fun!

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted May 02, 2002 08:33 PM UIN: 25419780
I agree with loojack on the tire settings.. I run ***** jacks but I try not to mess with them at the track.. I usually run 235-60-15 across the rear and left front and a 245-60-16 or 255-60-15 on the right front ..depends on the track condition..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted May 02, 2002 08:38 PM
I have also heard of using a sway bar to adjust cross weight by using a threaded link on the left lower a-arm and shortening or lengthening the length to adjust. Anyone else ever tried this method?


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted May 02, 2002 11:09 PM
I've done this before--it works to a certain extent. Won't cure all your problems, but it will help plant more on the LR.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 03, 2002 01:59 AM UIN: 54865418
you could also on coil cars put shims under the rear springs

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted May 03, 2002 07:58 AM
Put it on a set of scales with the tires and tire pressures you will run you can change your spring heights and weghts to do what you need I sometimes used a couple of spring rubbers so I had a little adjustability in it

[This message has been edited by Flatlander (edited May 03, 2002).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted May 07, 2002 10:51 AM
look at where the springs sit in the lower control arms. the end of the spring sits in a round pocket. if your springs sit loose in the car when its jacked up you can turn the spring up or down in that pocket to raise or lower the corner of the car. when you get it where you want it, drill a hole in the arm and put a small nut and bolt in to keep the spring from turning back down.

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