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carscomefirst
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted July 23, 2002 09:30 PM
We run an 84 olds cutlas at a 1/4m dirt track. when going thru truns the LR tire seams to leave the gound. The car has Pro SS shocks all around and stock rear springs. The front springs are 3/4 ton Dodge springs cut to 12".(aprox. 1200lbs) on the front the tires are 205/70R14 and the rear are 215/70R14. Any ideals as to why the Lr lifts so bad.We cured the lifting problem by running 215/70-15s on the front.

[This message has been edited by carscomefirst (edited August 08, 2002).]

malden_mayhem
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted July 28, 2002 07:44 PM
i dont know if you still have it attached or not, but it could be that the anti sway bar wont let the wheel drop, if you get rid of that, it will let the a arms work independently. just a suggestion.

carscomefirst
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted August 01, 2002 09:19 PM
quote:
Originally posted by malden_mayhem:
i dont know if you still have it attached or not, but it could be that the anti sway bar wont let the wheel drop, if you get rid of that, it will let the a arms work independently. just a suggestion.

we don't run front or rear sway bar. By the rules we have to run an open rear. thanks

24s52
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted August 03, 2002 12:40 AM
I run an 86 Ford Crown Vic....never had any problem with the sway bar pulling up the tire. I wonder if maybe you have too stiff of a spring on that side. We ran a Grand Marquis that had the axle chained up and lifted the wheel every time. Needless to say we broke that chain off after one race. If not too stiff then maybe try wedging a shim or two to lengthen the spring and travel.


Radrcr869
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted August 24, 2002 01:17 PM
You may have upper and lower rear control arms binding up. Raise the car and place jack stands on the frame close to the rear end. Remove the shocks and place jack under rear end and try to raise it if it starts to lift the car with out the rear end moving its bound up ?! Remove the factory bolts and install new ones DONT reuse the factory styl pinch nuts use new standard nuts but double nut then install the first ones hand tight the double nut them so they dont back out I did this and it works GREAT for me NO MORE BIND !!

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted September 19, 2002 12:09 PM
if you have anything to keep the rear springs in when u jack the car up like a chain this can cause the wheel to lift if it's too short

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted November 01, 2002 11:42 PM
no where near enough suspension travel. suspension bind or just too stiff springs.

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