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Author Topic:   Rear setup help
jay116
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted April 08, 2003 10:10 PM
Hi all,
I am the pit guy for a friend and we are having an issue with the the RR rubbing the inner fenderwell in the turns.
We are running on dirt car is a Monte Carlo
with a Ford 9". We put a 1" spacer to move it out but it still rubs. I think new bushings and box the control arms will help.
Or should we go to the extreme of a panhard.
Or any other ideas. Thanks.
jay116

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jay116
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted April 08, 2003 10:22 PM
The driver thinks we should put stiffer springs in it to stop the rub.
I am trying to give a fast car and it seems to me that a stiff spring is not going to fix the rub but upset the the cars balance.

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Jason Boivin
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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted April 08, 2003 10:48 PM UIN: 54865418
i'd try a big hammer. j/k wat do ypou have on it for springs now?sounds like you have alot of body roll in her to me

jay116
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted April 08, 2003 11:03 PM
I will have to look again to see the exact spring rates. If its body roll should we get the front sway bar back on it. I don't know why its off but it is.
I know the front is 1000 RF and LF is out of an S-10 its really soft. We had a 1200RF-1100LF in when we noticed the rub.
And as for the hammer I did beat it back but the chassis can not be beaten back any more. LOL. Any other help would be appreciated.

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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com

justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 08, 2003 11:10 PM
what offset are you using? might try going to a smaller one, but you may have to compensate for the handling adjustment.

Justin

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted April 09, 2003 01:19 AM UIN: 54865418
those springs are too soft and you need more split up front also who jiged up your rear end that might be part of it if it was set up wrong last but not least don't worry about the sway bar you have it in the right place

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