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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted February 18, 2002 07:32 AM
3300 car,leaf spring,1/3 mile med bank,lf900.rf1100 rear lr200,rr 175
53% cross,50% rear, 230 lbs heavy on left rear.
one inch of stagger
tried using the jack method under the rear end ,right rear comes off the ground 4 inches before the left

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted February 18, 2002 04:05 PM
Here's a guess - If your RF shock/spring isn't stiff enough, you'll transfer weight to the RF to quickly which will make it loose on entry. As you exit (once the weight transfers), to quick a shock will unload the RF too quickly thereby lifting weight off the front, where you need it while you turning.

I've been doing a little research on shocks, but I don't know much so I could be way off.

Adding some rear weight might help a little on entry, but I think it would magnify the tight problem on exit.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted February 18, 2002 10:23 PM
Back the cross up to about 51% maybe 80# of lr bite.This should help the tight off.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted February 19, 2002 03:14 AM
Racer... check your e-mail. I've sent a table that may help. If anyone else wants it please send me an e-mail...

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted February 19, 2002 06:29 AM
Thank you all for the help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted March 02, 2002 01:11 AM
You have too much cross weight . race8k is correct . Cross weight keep's the LR tire loaded as you enter the corner , thus making your loose condition going in , and your tight condition coming off . I'd back your cross weight back down to about 51% , and try it there . Just remember , more cross equal's loose entry and tight exit , less cross equal's tight entry and loose exit . The amount of cross that you run is directly related to driver feel , as are most thing's in racing .

Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

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