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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted April 16, 2001 10:32 AM
Iíve got a metric street stock, to be run on 3/8-mile dirt oval. Track has been dry slick the last few weeks and I was told it would continue to be ran this way. What left and rear % do you guys run? Looking for a place to start. Need to add about 400lbs. were would you add this. Steve Smith and Joe Garrisons books contradict each other on weight placement for dry slick. (Maybe I interpreted it wrong) Any help is appreciated. Deed

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 16, 2001 05:30 PM
well right or wrong this is what i do for dry slick. i put a asphalt set up on the car and it works for me????400# lbs is alot i would put as much as you can on the left side in front of axle and low as possible. im sure you will get lots of responces to this posting and they will vary greatly also. have fun try some differant thangs one thang at a time to see if its helping or hurting!!!!!

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted April 16, 2001 06:44 PM
i agree with speedster put most of your weight low and left in front of the lr tire. to get about 53 or 54 % the rest... well put a little hear put a little there maybe mid height to low... just try not to put it behind the rear end. to get rear %. hope this helps.

DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted April 16, 2001 07:04 PM
Thanks guys, Speedster, I was told just like you said. Low and left, some others have told me up high right over the axle on the cross member.??? Most of the weight(in my car) will be in the back seat area as far left as I can get it. I was hoping this will be far enough back. Would you run a front sway-bar? Modracer have you made it to HRP yet? I should be there in a few weeks. Look for #17 street stock. Deed

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 16, 2001 11:39 PM
thats totaly a driver prefrince the sway bar that is ive ran both with it and without it depends on what your trying to get the car to do ie.. roll over or stay flat?

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 17, 2001 06:39 PM
Dude; I just got through setting up a pure or street stock in some parts of the country, and finished up putting 502 lbs of lead in the car to meet the weight rule.

The majority of the lead went on the trunk floor above the rear axle, with some in the floor behind the driver. Kinda of where it fits the best.

We wound up with 53.9% rear and 54.2% left side. The car seems to work well with this setup.

I hope this helps.

The PEDDLER

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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted April 17, 2001 08:28 PM
Thanks peddler, that the info i was looking for. Will that weight up high in the chassis rear effect the handling. I put most of the weight behind the driver. I have not had the car scaled yet. Deed

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted April 17, 2001 10:23 PM
Most all of these areas is a good place to put weight. But, you should get the car on the scales and put the weight in then. That way, you can see where weight is needed and not needed. I wouldn,t go over 54% left side weight because you want the car to roll over to create side bite. Putting weight up high in the car and even mounted to the upper roll bars help with this also.

HoosierDaddy57
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 18, 2001 02:27 PM
DO NOT run a swaybar on dirt, they are junk. I have run with and with out a sway bar in a mini stock, pure stock, and street stock and the car handled much better WITHOUT a swaybar. You will feel the car roll over a lot more, but wherever you point the car thats where it will go.

[This message has been edited by HoosierDaddy57 (edited April 18, 2001).]

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted April 18, 2001 07:26 PM
hi deed. i have raced 5 times so far. on my camaro i had a 40 pound chunk i put high above the axle close to the right rear tire. hope this might help. see ya there.

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 18, 2001 07:58 PM
The weight on the trunk floor over the axle is not that high.As owracer stated, put the car on scales then place the weight where you want it. The area I spoke of is out of the way, not too high, and will accomodate a lot of lead.

If the car does not feel like it is rolling enough, put the car back on the scales and adjust the weight as needed.

If this is your first year remember,,, drive with your head, be smooth and consistent and learn how to finish.
Good Luck
The PEDDLER

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RACING IS A HOBBY
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