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SuperStock
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted August 04, 2000 02:30 PM
I run in a super stock division. Camaro stock front and rear clips tied together. Car weight is 3000#. Running about 52% rear 50 % cross and 60# heavier on LR than RR. I'm not getting enough traction off the corners, have tried softer leaf springs but they loose their arch. Track is 3/8mi high banked clay. Running 175# LR and 200# RR leafs with a ProShock 94 on LR and a 95 on RR. 900 LF spring and 1200 RF. Any help would be appreciated!
Landrum springs tells me that I need to raise the rear mounting point on the leaf so that there is a 9" difference in height between the front mount and the rear shackle. We have 6" now. Does anyone agree with Landrum--- it would require much work to re-locate rear mounting point. Thanks in advance!

Brian Davis
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 06, 2000 09:19 PM
They are right the more arch will help your bite..... But you need to change you rear spings and put the 175 on the right and your 200 on the left... also I would get the spring weights closer 100 - 150 # apart.300 is to much recomend start with 1000 left and 1100 right to start.

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted August 06, 2000 10:41 PM UIN: 25419780
Brian,
I have 175 springs on mine, but I had to add a leaf to the right wheel due to the fact that the right rear wheel was going up into the fenderwell. According to my shocks I had too much shock travel. I added one leaf to the rear which should have brought it up to 200 on the right rear and 175 on the left. If I was to put 175 on the right rear and 200 on the left, how would I keep the wheel from going up into the fenderwell?

Brian Davis
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 07, 2000 08:43 PM
If your wheel is going up in your wheel well it is likely your spring is weak or you need a 200 on the right and a 225 on the left . If you don't have a difference in spring weight you can't get the weight to transfer for good side bite and forward also.When ever you lose bite in a car with leafs .The first thing to do is change your springs and when you aren't racing get the weight off of the leafs they sag quickly.

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