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Booger
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posted April 28, 2000 12:21 PM
Hey all, I got a question for ya about a pro-stock. We are getting ready to take our 99 Warrior with a Ford stub on it to the track and we are interested in hearing some new ideas on possible set ups. If you have any ideas or have found anything that works or might work for us, please let me know. Since this car has a stock stub it changes everything, so we could use a little help. Springs, shocks, %'s, or just anything that might give us a couple of directions to go. Thanks in advance for your help and good racing!

Booger and Slimer

jammin
Dirt Administrator

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posted May 06, 2000 09:46 AM UIN: 16262997
What kind of track you guys gonna be running on boog?

Booger
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posted May 06, 2000 11:10 AM
We race on two 1/2 mile tracks. One has tight banked corners that take rubber and the other has big, sweeping, flat corners. We think we have a good starting point and have some ideas on what might make the car work for us. Of course, we will make whatever changes necessary to make it fast at the track. What I am looking for are just a few ideas. We are taking the car out for the first time tonight, so after that I might have some more specific questions. Thanks to any who have ideas.

Thanks again,
Booger

jammin
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posted May 06, 2000 11:17 AM UIN: 16262997
What kind of rear suspension?

Booger
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Total posts: 277
posted May 07, 2000 02:10 AM
9" floater rear end, 4 bar suspension, can't run coil over shocks/springs, but run 5" springs with sliders instead. 90/10 dampener shock at 7 degrees uphill to front, not sure what shocks partner just switched to on back, but running 225rr, 275lr. 150lbs. of wedge in lr. He said car was loose in middle of turn, but had to make panhard bar change right before feature, found a problem in other one.

Boog

jammin
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posted May 07, 2000 11:37 AM UIN: 16262997
It looks to me like your not too far off, but if the car still seems loose in the middle of the turns, just work on your roll steer a bit, flatten the RR bars out somewhat. IT will help. If the car is loose coming off, just put more wedge in it then increase your panhard angle to counter the loose condition going in when you increase it. Then it should be even faster. I know on some of the flat track bullrings we run around here, I can have over 200 lbs of lr in the car to make it handle.

Booger
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Total posts: 277
posted May 07, 2000 10:48 PM
I got a chance to really talk to my partner and I think we are going to look into our shocks. We are also going to move the shock and spring mounts a little. He said the loose condition was more than likely caused by his driving as the car was mildly tight on entry and exit and it seemed very drivible (is that a word?). It only loosened up when he got radical driving in the middle of the corner . All in all, the car ran pretty good for the first time out. I'll have more info next week, but thanks for the ideas. We appreciate them.

Later,
Booger

jammin
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posted May 07, 2000 11:11 PM UIN: 16262997
Yes, let us know how it does.

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