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speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 03, 2001 10:37 PM
scaled the car tonight and these are the numbers i came up with!! i would love to hear any ideas that you all might have on some areas that might need tweak'n ?????
total 3434 w/driver
left side 1846 53.7%
rear 1755 51.1%
cross 1651 48.0%
lf 938 rf 742 lr 908 rr 847 thats all i have this is a 108" wheel base camaro on a tight 1/4 mile clay oval thats always dry slick!!!!

VIPER000
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 151
posted May 04, 2001 06:50 AM
PUT IT ON A DIET. IF YOUR RULES WILL LET YOU GO DONW? OUR RULES ARE 3000 LB IF YOURS ARE THE SAME START CUTTING. 400 LB IS ALOT TO GIVE UP. THINK OF IT THIS WAY SAY YOU ARE PUTTING OUT 300 HP WITH 3400 LB. THAT A POWER TO WT RATIO OF .088 HP/LB. IF YOU WOULD WEIGHT 3000 LB WITH THE SAME ENGINE YOU WOULD HAVE .10 HP/LB. THIS WOULD BE LIKE HAVING YOUR CAR NOW HAVE AN ADITIONAL 40 HP.

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PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted May 04, 2001 06:21 PM
Left side a tad heavy, rear a tad light. Cross looks good. Tracks here require 3300 to 3400 lb cars. You are in the ball park.
Good Racing

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speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 04, 2001 11:53 PM
min wieght is 3200 no driver so i could only lose about 35 lbs but thats a start i guess.
so my left side wieght to high would cause what kinda proublems? move some wiegt to the rear what kinda % do you thank? we race saturday night.we will race then see what changes need to be made.

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PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted May 06, 2001 07:17 AM
Try for more rear % without increasing your left rear weight.54% would be better for your foward bite. Left side at about 52% cross looks good but if it increases to 49% don't worry. adjust the other handling with air pressure.Your so close that you should be able to drive the wheels off.

Good Racing
The PEDDLER

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 06, 2001 12:46 PM
thanks guys for the input i think i will adjust the wieght from the left to the right and see what that does??? we ran last night and did the clean sweep and won everything but as the track started getting ruts and choppy the car started to realy get ill handling i think the shocks are awsome when track was smooth but sucked when it got ruff

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted May 09, 2001 06:34 PM
If the car worked as set, why change it. Improve the car by improving the shocks (Carrera or equal Street Stock shocks).

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 09, 2001 08:26 PM
ya i spent about a hour long distance on the phone with my afco rep for are area and he said the same thing. instead of a spring that he would gladly sell me he said stiff,n the shock rebound a little and we would be stylen.

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