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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted April 12, 2002 09:55 PM
The car is a 76 Monte Carlo that wieghs about 3400 pounds it enters corner tight and exits loose. The car has a 225 lr and a 200 rr the car is like a brick it never gives. Others have stronger springs but still give a little. We run 275 60s on the back and right front and a 235 on left front. The car has plently of motor to help out on straights and will still keep up but every one else gets aroung the corner better

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted April 13, 2002 03:32 PM UIN: 54865418
you could switch your rears around that would loosen you up on entry also air presure might be something to look at what are your front springs?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted April 14, 2002 10:49 PM
First off, make sure your not botteming anywhere. If you run out of suspension travel, your going to get infinite spring rate. Next, make sure your tight in problem isn't causing your loose off condition. For instance, if your tight in, and you crank the wheel left and get on the gas to make the car turn, its going to snap loose when it does turn.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted April 15, 2002 10:46 AM UIN: 54865418
your right 95% or the time if you are tight in and you try to make up for it your going to be loose out

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted April 15, 2002 01:08 PM
With those rate rear springs with that total weight car, if the rear suspension is got a serious bind somewhere. Check the shocks for bent shafts and the bushings for siezed bolts. I ran a car with same springs and same weight and the suspension had plenty of movement.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted April 20, 2002 07:06 AM
Dirtracers, check your private mail. I've sent an attatchment that might help a lot.

Anyone else wants it please let me know

[This message has been edited by Machinah (edited April 20, 2002).]

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