posted April 08, 2001 01:28 PM
I RUN A CAMARO THAT WEIGHS 3300# ON ASPHALT PULL-OFFS. I WAS WONDERING WHAT FRONT SPRINGS I SHOULD RUN AND HOW MUCH LEFT SIDE WEIGHT, CROSS AND OR LEFT REAR? I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH REAR PERCENT I SHOULD BE ON. DO THESE CARS LIKE THE LEAD MOUNTED HEAVILY ON THE LEFT? IT SEEMS I NEED MORE LEFT REAR I AM ON 120# OF LR. MY FRONT SPRINGS ARE 1000 AND 1200 I AM RUNNING ON A HIGH BANKED 3/8 MILE DRY SLICK TRACK ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!!!
cmiller9x Dirt Roller
Total posts: 13
posted April 08, 2001 09:11 PM
Well, let me start out by saying that I'm NO expert but I have several opinions. I run the same bias-ply tire that you do. I like the tire for two reasons. They're cheap and if you work with them they can be a good tire. I run 52.5 to 53% in the rear. I don't like alot of left side weight in my car. Some guy's do. I try to keep mine at about 51.5%, my car feels loose going in if I try to run more than that. 80 to 130 lbs left rear is good as long as you run stagger. I run at a 3/8 mile banked track and run at least 3 inches in the back. Alot of people will argue that its not necessary but I think it's important. At least for me!! Hope I helped.
narley-harley unregistered Total posts: 13
posted April 08, 2001 09:32 PM
THANKS CMILLER9X WHAT POUND OF FRONT SPRINGS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
owracer Dirt Maniac
Total posts: 103
posted April 08, 2001 10:41 PM
Your front spring rates should be ok. What are you running on the rear? I suggest a 200 on the left rear and a 150 on the right rear with 150 lb left rear bite. I would try these weight %'s also: Left 52-54% Rear 54-55% Cross 51-52% Put around 2-3 inchs stagger on the rear for heat and reduce it to half or less for feature.