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Author Topic:   Spring Rate for Clamped LR
Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 24, 2000 04:58 AM
What is the reason for increasing the LR spring rate 25-50 lbs when clamping up?

blaze
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 24, 2000 10:39 AM
Clamped LR---increased spring rate enhances LR downforce---we found car was faster with LR behind on floater.

Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 28, 2000 04:57 AM
Thanks, Blaze. Did you change your wedge when you switched over to the floating LR behind the axle?

blaze
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 28, 2000 10:18 AM
Yes, to approx. 200lbs.

Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 29, 2000 05:22 AM
I appreciate the help. We have run with the standard setup and the clamped setup, but this year we are going to try the floating LR. So I am trying to understand all of the pros and cons of this setup. If you don't mind, I've got some more questions.

What size of track is the best for this setup? And what line do you run on the track?

How much stagger do you run with the floater?

And how much wedge and rear % did you run when you had the clamped setup?

Thanks, again.

blaze
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 01, 2000 10:38 AM
I'm not sure what the best track size would be---we run on 1/3 mile semi-banked with almost as much turn as straight---with L.R. floater we ran approx. 5" stagger and tried to keep car straight---with clamp I believe we ran 80lbs. spread, 56% rear.

Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 02, 2000 04:58 AM
Thanks, Blaze. I have talked with the guys at Hoosier and they recommended 5" to 7" stagger with the floater, also. The 7" just seemed like a lot to me.

Good luck this year!

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