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Just the Dad
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted October 13, 2002 10:00 PM
How do you know what spring to run and how do you know what rate it is. We are running a 88 mustang with all stock springs and struts. Can any one help Me with this. Thank's in advance.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted October 13, 2002 11:33 PM
it really all depends on the setup and the size and type of your track

SKULLHULL
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted October 15, 2002 02:58 PM
there is a couple of mustang 2 runing here they are fast i think they run stock springs they just cut about 2.5 off the right front and 2 off all the ohters gives higher rate when cut and more stable in corners. i will try to verify this and let you know.
good luck

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SKULLHULL

buckseight
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted October 15, 2002 08:29 PM
to answer your question correctly we need to know the track size,dirt ,asphalt,tires,weight of your car etc. there are just too many variables.without more info.

Just the Dad
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted October 15, 2002 09:38 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Just the Dad:
How do you know what spring to run and how do you know what rate it is. We are running a 88 mustang with all stock springs and struts. Can any one help Me with this. Thank's in advance.

The track is dirt half mile.The car is 2500 LBS and we have to run stock tires six inches wide. The only thing we do for the set up is run about two inches of stager and camber is two and a half negitive on the right.

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buckseight
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted October 16, 2002 04:01 PM
well i'm glad i'm not the only one with a heavy car.we run a 90 mustang 5.0 chassis with a 2.3 on a half mile its got stock 5.0 springs it goes decent but we will put in racin spring this winterback to your question with what you've done how does it go? that will determin what you may want to try.

Bink
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted October 16, 2002 05:28 PM
My son and I are just getting started in pony
stock (mini stock), it is a great class to
start off in. Unfortunately, I don't know any
more than he does, so we're just learning
together. We run a pinto, this is my son's
first year to race anything, so we have a lot
to learn. I'm just glad we found this site,
we are going to need the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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