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Author Topic:   Need 1/4 mile set-up help
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 31, 2002 12:06 AM
I have recently purchased a hobby stock ('81 camaro) with a 355 basically stock except good heads and cam, gonna be running a short 1/4 mile track, pretty steep corners. Got my gearing about set right i think (around 6.50 i guess), runnning 900 in driver side front,1000 passenger side, 75 shocks in front,94 in rear. Not new to game, but been outta it for a while, was wanting some basic set-ups to run for the front end and stagger and ride heights, i am running d-55 hoosiers with a 10 in. wheel, any set up help will be greatly appreciated...this place rocks...thanks guys in advance

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 31, 2002 10:01 AM one seems to have an answer????

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted May 31, 2002 10:53 AM
Hey Zoomba31. I'll offer some suggestions, or what I ran with my '79 street stock. Had a stock all cast 350 with a good cam and heads. I was on DOT rubber with 8" rims. I run a .3mile high banked fast track. Used 1000#LF, 1200#RF, 225#LR, and 200#rr with basically 50/50 shocks. You're gear seems low. I ran .688 (2.52trans x .273rear)total and would turn 6,700-6,800. With your bigger tires, etc., I would consider getting your gearing up around .7 or in the low .7's. Ran 0" stagger and did most of my adjusting with a couple pounds of air or swapping my 2" offset rim in the rear from right to left as needed. Hope that helps.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 31, 2002 12:31 PM UIN: 54865418
you want want a little more split on your front i had 100# and the front end wanted to hop if i went in the corner real hard 200 is a better split it changed it and never had the problem again and smayo is right you might want a little more gear with those big tires we run that set up on our imca cars with 205/75 tires and 9-1 motors i would go wit atleast 6.80's

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted May 31, 2002 04:06 PM
Exactly what will change, handling wise, when you go from 100# split to 200# on the front springs? Will it tighten the car up on entry?

Been wondering that exact thing lately.


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 31, 2002 09:41 PM
ok thanks for the response guys, i will write everything down and try out some thoings, will let you know the outcome!

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