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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted September 29, 2002 08:06 PM
hey,i race factorystocks in Oklahoma,they are verymuch like street stocks,we run the 112"wheel base cars,have to be 3500lbs,we can do anything to the motors exept basicly popup pistons,highrise intakes,we run double pumpers,now that you know a little bit,im wanting my car to have somemore rear bite,but i also like a loose car,i run 900lb spring lf,rf-1000lb,rr-225,lr-200,we run asphault take offs,and we groove them,i dont have scales,so any ideas about this,most of the time the tracks go dryslick.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted September 29, 2002 09:02 PM
without you having scales or knowing any numbers i din't know how much help you will get. your best bet would be to get someone to scale your car for you even if it costs a little bit. having said that for a car that weighs a mininum of 3500 lbs. your front springs sound to light. also your rear springs are backwards you can try putting the lighter spring in rr so that you will get more weight transfer to that tire

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted September 29, 2002 09:44 PM UIN: 54865418
those do sound like some light springs on my car i run 1150rf ands 900 lf and it weights 3000 with me and full of fuel. have you done anything with the upper control arms to get some more angle on them that might help you out

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted September 30, 2002 11:04 PM
well,the car has bee scaled,but really cant afford to keep trying things,im around like 53% rear,and i think around 52% left side,the raceshop flipped the rearsprings to transfer wight to my lf,thats about average spring wights,some guys run like a 900lb,1100lb in the front,but i know of some guys that run like 800 and 900,and lower,my cage is set back and really short,its alot like a imca mod cage,to ive you an idea,were the frame starts to bend inward right before the rearend,thats were my rear hoop is,with the body,wich i have montecarlo ss body,my set is well behind the door,i have shortend my upper trailing arms,did a good job,they have past tech at everytrack iv been too,the car works good,but seems to not grab ahold like it should on dryslick,any ideas.i dont know much about wheel offset,i run a 3" all the way around

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted September 30, 2002 11:08 PM
i know dryslick im not going to have all the bite in the world.but i would like some ideas,im at the point now,were i would be guesing,and would hate to loose what i got,im just wanting to improve my car,iv been told by many folks,that "never be saticfied with your car,it can always be better" now to let you know,i drive way better than i can type,and spell!!! lol,thanks for the help

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted October 01, 2002 06:17 AM
I'd say the most effective way to reduce spin or gain traction, other than what you already have done, is to just add weight to it. The best way to do this is add it all at first....then slowly take it out little by little until you get it pulling out of the corners the way you want it. More weight will cause more drag, maybe slow you up some but find the happy medium to where you aren't blistering the tires and you're not dragging the rear bumper from too much weight. That's the simplest way to do it. If you like how your car is then it's all about how it feels to you. So, add all the weight and subtract some each time out.....
this is only if you don't plan to do anymore scaling and you plan on leaving your rear springs the way you have them.

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