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jw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 17, 2000 09:53 AM
i have a 2600lb late model stock camaro front clip jig rear multileaf suspension
these are my springs
1200LF 900RF
194LR 166RR
with this setup car rotates around the lf spring which is good for hard corner entry and braking

but i need to tighten it up just a little when i initially hit the brakes as it wants to dewedge the car on entry

please advise what you ya"ll do to tighten up car on initial braking?????

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 17, 2000 11:01 AM UIN: 16262997
The springs you have on the left front in relation to the RF are too heavy. The Left front spring is holding the load under braking and it actually unloading the cross in the car. Their is too much difference in the split of the two, looks to me like your getting a lot of roll in the car in the turns too(depending on the rear setup). But, I would recommend either coming down on the left front spring or going up on the RF. It will help the car.

Hope this helps.

jw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 17, 2000 02:02 PM
thanks for reply

i thought about going to a 1100lb spring on LF

what do you think????
what do you mean about depending on rear setup?? can you explain i'm new at this sport and need to learn all i can
i'm getting about 3 1/2" shock travel on both right side shocks

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 17, 2000 04:41 PM UIN: 16262997
Most of the time, your right front spring is heavier than your left front. The way your car is setting up, the left front is carrying more weight on entry. The heavier springs on the inside of the car will help it transfer weight and set in the corner really well, but then you wont have much speed coming out, and it will be somewhat loose. If you put a slightly heavier spring on the RF than the LF then the wedge will carry the entry and your car will be faster off of the turns also. This will enable you to tune better. The way it is, it looks to me that the car would be leaning pretty bad.

jammin

jw
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 18, 2000 08:08 AM
i think i'm going with 1100lb lf 1000lb rf

what do think this will do in relation to what i had

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted May 18, 2000 09:50 AM UIN: 16262997
It certainly won't hurt, but I would still put the stiffer one on the outside.

Booger
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 277
posted May 20, 2000 12:16 AM
Might I suggest going even lighter on your front springs? We are actually running 900 lf and 800 rf. Car working very good with about 2.5 - 3" of shock travel. Warrior car with Ford stub. Just a thought.

Boog

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