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doubletrouble
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 30, 2002 10:59 PM
I HAVE BEEN READING THE POST FOR SOME TIME NOW,THERE HAS BEEN SOME GREAT INFO GIVEN IN ASSISTING US WITH BUILDING OUR FIRST RACE CAR.THE PURE STOCK CLASS IN OUR HOME TOWN IS VERY 'PURE STOCK'.i LIKE THE IDEA OF 'STOCK APPEARING SPRINGS'.I WAS GOING TO PURCHASE A 1200 LB SPRING FOR THE RF AND A 1000 LB SPRING FOR THE LF.MANY PEOPLE ARE CLAIMING TO BE RUNNING AROUND 200 TO 300 LB IN THE REARS.WHAT IF I JUST LEFT THE STOCK SPINGS IN THERE (RUNNIG SHORT OF FUNDS)WOULD IT MAKE THAT BIG OF A DIFFRENCE,HOW ABOUT RIDE HEIGHT WILL IT THROUGH IT OFF OR BE OBVIOUS THAT WE HAVE AFTERMARKETS ON THE FRONT?HOW ABOUT SHOCKS,THERE IS A 50 DOLLOR CLAIM ON EACH SHOCK....IS THERE A DECENT ONE THAT CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE LOCAL AUTOZONE OR DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS STORE? DO MOST OF YOU GUYS RUNNING NEGATIVE TOW-OUT,OR IS THAT EVEN AN ISSUE ON THE DIRT....ALOT OF ASPHALT CARS REALLY KICK THE WHEELS OUT ON THE FRONT LEFT...ANY ADVICE WILL HELP....AND THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP ALL YOU GUYS ARE GIVING ON THIS AWESOME WEB SITE

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racer6e
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 01, 2003 08:09 AM
if you leave the stock springs on you'll have a lot of body role in the rear. you can get springs at a swap meet for 20 to 25 each i run a 225 and a 275 a 50 lb spilt. on shocks i just by the best shock aotuzone has and change them about mid season. i my self lean the right fromnt tire in just a little helps in corners but if you lay it in to much slower bown straight. it depends on your track banking

racedevil2003
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 01, 2003 10:50 AM
Need more info to help.

What kind of car you have?
Weight limit?

Size of track,banking?

I myself had to run stock springs in rear.
I suggest if running metric car to get springs out of large station wagon.
Put 2 stock rubbers on right spring, none on left.

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted January 01, 2003 03:31 PM
i would try to find some aftermarket used racing springs for the rear, stock ones are not good enogh but conner speed is everything in this sport so a well handling car is a must. I run suspension specailtys pigtails springs in mine they came unpainted but look kinda stock. i run a lot softer spring tham most do with a 25 lbs of split.As far as shocks go do the rules say no racing shocks or just oem shocks Becouse bilsteins were oem on some gm cars. As far as alginments it depends on type off car, weight and size and bank of tracks ,give more info and we can give u a starting point


doubletrouble
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 01, 2003 05:38 PM
WE HAVE A METRIC..79 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX,WE RUN ON A 1/4 MILE HIGH BANK TRACK.OUR RULES CALL FOR STOCK OEM SUSPENSION WITH SHOCKS MOUNTED INTO STOCK POSITION.THERE IS A 50 DOLLAR CLAIM ON SHOCKS.ALOT OF GUYS AROUND HERE SAY JUST REPLACE THE FRONT RIGHT SPRING WITH A HEAVIER GM CAR SPRING.I LIKE THE IDEA OF RUNNING THE AFTER MARKET 'STOCK APPEARING' SPRINGS IN THE FRONT,BUT DIDN'T KNOW THE STOCK SPRING WEIGHT RATING FOR THE REARS,SOUNDS LIKE MOST OF YOU GUYS ARE RUNNING 250-350 LBS SPRINGS IN REAR,IS THAT HEAVIER OR LIGHTER THEN THE ORIGINAL STOCK REAR SPRINGS ALREADY ON THE CAR?
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP

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maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted January 01, 2003 07:19 PM
if there is a $50 claimer on shocks run the pro shocks for 49.95 from most or 44.95 from a few.capitol,day,performance bodies,tc race cars to name a few.buy them and youl be thankful you did.

x factor
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted January 02, 2003 07:09 AM
Stock springs should be in the ball park of 100# . I had taken a stock spring from a 75 Monte Carlo and had it checked, 95# is what it came out to be.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 212
posted January 02, 2003 03:38 PM
We need to know how much it weighs and what it has to weigh. Can you scale it? I ran a class like that a while and I replaced the front end every week and the rear end every other month. I would wait until I could afford the more rules leaniant class so there is not as much hunting and pecking for setups. It gets very frustrating. I know how the first time bug gets to you though. If you are not too far along try and get a car that is setup already that you know will work, just put your motor and tranny in it.

[This message has been edited by DMS CEO (edited January 02, 2003).]

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