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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 25, 2001 07:25 AM
Need some help here. I have a metric street stock w/ all stock suspension pieces except taller lower ball joints and racing springs. Car is run on 3/8 dirt d shaped track. The promoter will run the track dry slick most of the year. (sell more right rears) Tires are 88 rollout on right rear (about 28" dia.) What are some typical ride heights for your cars with similar parts? Mine are in the 6.5" and 7.5" range w/ RR 7.5". I have not completely set the car up, yet. Do you guy run you RF lower, level or angled to ball joint? Thanks for your help. Deed

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PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted March 25, 2001 12:08 PM
Hey Dude:
I always try to use this as a rule of thumb.
Left rear and right front the same.
Left front 1 in lower than right front.
Right rear 1 in higher than left rear.

example:

LF 6 1/2 in RF 7 1/2 in
LR 7 1/2 in RR 8 1/2 in

These hights can be any height as long as you use the formula.I hope this helps.

The PEDDLER

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted March 25, 2001 10:12 PM
Insread of measuring from the frame to the ground, try measuring between the frame and lower control arm. Measure from the area where the jounce bumper was at on the control arm to the bottom of the frame. I set my car to: 2-3/4" RF, 2-1/2" LF. Measure from the top of the rear axle tube to the bottom of the frame on the right rear and set this to 4". I adjust the left rear to what ever is needed to get the amount of left rear bite I want.

DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 27, 2001 06:05 AM
Thanks guys for your help. owracer I took your advise on the ride height, but I cannot get 4" at the RR. I need to make a shim. This sure raised the car a bit. I went to your web site. Cool cars. they look like our Street Stocks except the biggest tire we can run is a 265/60 Hoosier. Thanks again for your help. Deed

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted March 27, 2001 06:34 PM
You can also try adjusting the rear by the angle of the lower control arms. You want the arm to be as level as possible.
Thanks also for checking out our website.

DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 27, 2001 08:27 PM
Thanks again owracer. Do you guys run the GM rear in your cars? What angle do you run your upper arms at?
I thought that I gutted my car, that blue MC looks to almost have an aftermarket body. I like it. Not all the pictures would download. But I'll try back again. Thanks for your help. Deed

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted March 27, 2001 09:19 PM
We use 9 inch Ford rear ends with the upper arms at a 10 degree angle down to the front.
The bodies are factory except for the nose panel and hood. They are stripped to just the outside metal. These cars weigh around 2900 with driver.

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