posted October 18, 2002 10:10 AM
We are going to run some winter races but one thing we have been fighting with is the rough tracks. We took the car out for practice Wed. and in both corners at different places there were some large ruts. I followed some guys through the rutts and the front of my car went NUTS! They looked like they were having no problems what so ever. I have stock springs under the front - like truck on the right and car on the left. Sorry I havn't made any friends that will let me check spring rates nor have I the money for off the shelf stuff yet. But I have been running great all year at another track mostly avoiding the ruts and finding the cars groove. My questions here is if I put the stiffer springs up front does it help on the rough tracks? Seems like the Mods and other cars set up with much softer spring rates at least from standing on the side looking in????? 3800lb bomber
madmodshoe Dirt Forum Racer
Total posts: 89
posted October 18, 2002 09:33 PM
Shocks shocks shocks. The spring reflects how the chassis moves. The shocks reflect how fast the chassis moves in relation to the springs. Being a budget racer is where we all started. That being said, there is no substitute for the correct rate springs and shocks. You might search some of the swap meets coming up to see if you can obtain some good used shocks. They may not be in the best condition, but certianly they will be better than wore out stock shocks. The rf and rears are the most important.
tilley88 Dirt Freak
Total posts: 353
posted October 19, 2002 01:20 AM
Stiffen those shocks!