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Author Topic:   BOY, I NEED TO PUT ON THE POUNDS!!!!!!
DOUBLE J
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 14, 2001 08:11 PM UIN: 21
I NEED SOME HELP FELLOWS, I HAVE GOT A '79 OLDS CUTLASS THAT I REBUILT FROM BOTTOM UP THIS YEAR TAKING OUT ALL EXCESS WEIGHT. I WEIGH 2837, I MUST WEIGH 3100 SO I'M LACKING ALMOST 300LBS. HERES MY FIGURES LR-648, LF-911, RR-693, RF-583. I RUN ON A SMALL TRACK 3/8 OF MILE. I HAVE PLENTY OF MOTOR I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO PUT THE EXTRA WEIGHT TO MAKE IT HANDLE BETTER. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! THANKS GUYS AND LOL. DOUBLE J

Pickel
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted May 14, 2001 08:24 PM UIN: 25419780
If you have an access to scales, it would be a great help. That will tell you where to put the weight. If not I would start with the left rear...maybe bolt it across the rear but try to keep it towards the left side of the car...go from there.

poboy2
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted May 14, 2001 09:05 PM
Keep it to the rear, but try not put it too far past the rearend. It could make you loose in the middle of the turn.

Limited5
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted May 14, 2001 09:26 PM
Your total weight is actually 2835. Your rear% is 47.3, Diag% is 43.0, and left side is 54.9%. If you could get some weight off the left front like 200# and get it on the rf and lr to up the diag, that would be a good start. With the numbers you have that thing should be loose and spinning tires like crazy. Rear % is too low. Get it up to at least 53%. Diag should be close to 48% if possible. Your gonna have to add 300# anyways to make weight so I would put 100# on the rf and 200# on the rear close to the LR.
This is gonna get the diag, to 48.8% and the rear% to 49.1. Still low on rear% but alot better than you are now. Remember, the only way to increase or decrease front,rear and left% is to physically move the weight to another location. Turning weight jacks will not do it, your gonna have to bolt on some lead or move some components around. Good luck!

DOUBLE J
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 15, 2001 05:02 PM UIN: 21
THANKS GUYS, I WILL TRY IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!LOL TO EVERYONE. DOUBLE J

DOUBLE J
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 15, 2001 09:27 PM UIN: 21
HEY LIMITED5 OR ANYONE WHO CAN ANSWER THIS. SHOULD THE WEIGHT BE IN FRONT OF, BEHIND, OR DIRECTLY OVER TOP RIGHT FRONT TIRE???? THANKS DOUBLE J LOL.

Limited5
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted May 16, 2001 06:16 PM
Behind tire on frame close to tire. I'd like to see ya get the diag. weight up to tighten the car is all, and to reduce the amount of split you have on the front. You could put it at the left rear if ya want, but the front split will still be too high.

DOUBLE J
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 16, 2001 08:27 PM UIN: 21
THANKS ALOT LIMITED5!! I APPRECIATE THE HELP, WE'LL TRY IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS THIS WEEKEND. I MIGHT NEED YOUR HELP IN THE FUTURE THANKS AGAIN! DOUBLE J

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