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logger226
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 10, 2002 07:40 AM
car pushes from middle off....springs are lr225 rr175 lf1000 rf1100 rear tires are 245/70/15 american racers lf is same rr is 8-87-15 hoosier i put the hoosier on last week for the feature and it help but still pushes...was wondering about the front sway bar it's in stock location with stock mounting hard ware..i took the back one off..this is a 3400#car i do have adjustable spring spacers on all 4...not allowed any racing shocks.track is 1/4 mile semi banked clay oval.tire pressures are lr 16# rr17#lf13#rf17# and yes the track is fairly smooth...tired of finishing 2nd 'cuz of this push

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 10, 2002 01:39 PM UIN: 54865418
have you scales the car yet? thats where i would start see how your % turn out and then maybe that will give you your answer

logger226
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 10, 2002 02:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
have you scales the car yet? thats where i would start see how your % turn out and then maybe that will give you your answer

no i haven't and i wouldn't know the first thing about scaling a car

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 10, 2002 09:17 PM UIN: 54865418
find somebody that will let you uses there scales more than likely there has to be someone in your area that will help you out let us know what you come up with you can find all kinds of answers on here or get a steve smith book and read that it's kinda pointless to have spring adjusters if you don't know how to use them to tune the car thats what they are for is to adjust the ride heights to get the %'s set

cessnaflyboy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted July 10, 2002 11:34 PM
hes right you gotta get it scaled then post your weights on here and youll get all kinds of help.. but we need to know what all 4 corners weigh first.

logger226
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 11, 2002 05:46 AM
quote:
Originally posted by cessnaflyboy:
hes right you gotta get it scaled then post your weights on here and youll get all kinds of help.. but we need to know what all 4 corners weigh first.

ok i understand i need to get it scaled...whaT am i looking for as far as %....and whats the deal with the front sway bar?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 11, 2002 11:44 AM UIN: 54865418
a swayu bar on dirt can be used to fine tune but most peolpe do not run one at all or just run it with just one side hooked up as far as %'s go try to get your rear and cross in the lower 50's basicly if you can get somebody that has scales they will know what your gonna need

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