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boy_duke30
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 30, 2002 10:40 AM
I drive a '77 Monte and use it for 150 lap enduros only. I need help with traction in the heavy mud that seems to last at least 20 laps at the start of each 50 lap run. I use snow tires and have messed with the shimms. The car still has trouble turning in the mud. Any help would be apprecated.


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[This message has been edited by boy_duke30 (edited August 30, 2002).]

34Racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted August 31, 2002 06:53 PM
Hey Duke#30,
This is just my opinion but I would try to set the car up to run the best on the last 30 or so laps and not worry about the first 20 laps so much. The last lap of the race is the most important not the first! Just my opinion. #34

boy_duke30
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 31, 2002 07:33 PM
Its just that there are a few people that seem to hook up very well in the mud, after each of the 50 lap runs they have a manditory pit stop and rewet the track. Its just so much or a shift of driving skills from a car that's a real hot rod while dry to a viagra car (goes straight in the corners) haha

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uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted September 02, 2002 01:00 PM
Do you have a set of scales to see where all the weight is? and can you run racing springs and shocks to help get it sorted out?

boy_duke30
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted September 02, 2002 02:53 PM
Don't have scales, but here's what I know. I running chevy wagon springs up front that we heated so they sag a little and stock springs in the rear. Acording to the spring rate calculator the rear are 186 spring and haven't checked the front. I then have stock shocks all the way around. Every thing is suppose to be "stock" but could get away with little things.

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