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phelps
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted April 02, 2002 09:48 PM
On some rear setups I've seen the right spring is lighter than the left ,why is this? The car I bought has a 250# on the right & a 225# on the left. What would you suggest? Car weighs 3100# , 3/8 dirt med bank

hoganhomer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 02, 2002 10:40 PM
Maybe I'm wrong, but I believe it is because it helps keep the back of the car tucked in off the corner. A dirt track is naturally gonna make a car loose, and slide around. So, if you have a larger right rear spring rate it causes the right rear to dig in and get more bite than the left rear. With the right rear hooked up while the left rear is spinning you will be extremely loose of the corner, which will cause you to turn to the right and scrub off speed. Therefore, with a heavier left rear rate it will give the left rear tire more bite, and help straighten the car off the corner. Hope that wasn't wrong. Good luck.

hoganhomer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 02, 2002 10:42 PM
Sorry I didn't finish. I wrote some stuff about rear suspension on the topic "hobbystock spring" maybe that will help as far as which springs you would prefer.

hoganhomer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted April 02, 2002 10:44 PM
messed up again. that topic was "hobbystock spring rates" posted by "jimhobby02"

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted April 03, 2002 12:06 AM
I think that having a softer rr spring and a stiffer lr spring helps with side bite when you are in the middle of the turn and hit the gas. Which ever side has the sofer spring is the side that the weight will transfer to more quickly.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted April 03, 2002 12:53 AM UIN: 54865418
hogan that sounds good to me lol i run bolth ways if the car is to tight you can loosen it up by switching the springs around thats probably what happened in your case the guy likes a looser car than most

long17
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted April 03, 2002 01:37 AM
Alot of the guys i talk to, say run the SOFTER spring in the right rear....weight transfers back to the right rear..squats the corner...and the tire digs in. The stiffer left rear spring, keeps that tire down and in too...try both ways though, if it doesn't feel right , swap them....,tuck that right rear tire under....and maybe off-set the left rear....good luck,dude!

phelps
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted April 03, 2002 06:51 AM
Thanks alot guys.

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