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Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted June 02, 2002 01:42 PM
I have a 76 monte carlo with a completely stock suspension. I'm racing on 5/8 mile track with low banking. the track is usally very dry. is there anything i can do to the springs or shocks that could make the car handle?

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted June 03, 2002 04:25 PM
Give us more than that to start with, What spring and shock package are you running, what are you supposed to run, what can you run legally, what are your %, and what is the car doing that makes you ask this question?

blackbart
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted June 04, 2002 10:21 PM
I also ran a 76 monte carlo a few years ago. My technical knowledge leaves something to be desired ,but what I found was that a very stiff spring (at least 1200 lbs) worked really well on the r/front and a set of mushy rears (200 lbs approx) helped the car hook up. I battled with a very loose condition for the first half of the year, but, what I learned from that first year of racing was very valuable.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted June 07, 2002 11:54 PM
I use aftermarket springs and shocks,
LF 1000lbs
RF 1100lbs
RR 200 lbs
LR 250 lbs
all the shocks are PRO shocks
I run a 79 Monte and she hooks up good
I would love to give you the % but the guy that sets them always makes me sit in the car while weighing it so I never get to see the numbers. I wrote them down and can't find them now but they are alot like what you see on the forum.

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