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Author Topic:   Please Help With Chassis Setup
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted December 10, 2002 03:36 PM
Well here is what we have got. 77 Ltd. We are running a mostly stock 351W. The min weight is 3600 lbs. We run a 1/2 mile semi banked clay oval. This is our first car and we as everyone is are working with a limited budget. We have descided to spend our money on springs and shocks, however we have no clue on what we should get. Unfortuantely everyone around us is running metric cars so they are only slightly helpful. I guess the question is all this rambling is about the setup of the chassis. Which weight of springs should we buy, what percentages should we shoot for and so forth. Any help would be greatly appreicated.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted December 18, 2002 04:49 AM
my first car went like this.1200lb spring RF
1000lb spring LF. A 175 lb spring RR and a 150 lb LR. Then 2 inch offset rims,on right side of car and 3inch offset on left side.Tires you want a 60 series in width.With a one to two inch "height" difference per side.To keep your car from "Hobby Horseing" use "Oil" filled shock with 50/50 or70/50 let off.Not sure what that means,but they work.Make sure you have a good rear end gear. That should do it. From a first timer to a first timer.Hope this is what you wanted.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted December 26, 2002 06:48 PM
I agree with Gordan3E except I'd run rear springs between 225# to 300#.With a 25 or 50# split.Running lighter than 225# will allow the car to roll to much.

Hope this helps.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 26, 2002 10:05 PM
to help with body roll take out the rubbers on the body mounts just let it sit on the fram it will help.

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