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Author Topic:   rf weight
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted October 02, 2002 05:08 PM
my rf weight is 891, i need to drop it to 720
i was told to go to a lighter spring to help drop weight i currently run a 1150lb spring
any ideas without cutting

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted October 02, 2002 07:26 PM
please help

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted October 02, 2002 07:43 PM
you dont need a different spring what you need to do is to lower that corner. By doing this it will transfer weight to the LF and RR. If you dont have weight jacks or adjustable spacers then cut 1/4" in spring height and then scale. keep cutting until you get what you need. You will probably have to cut a whole inch of high to get to where you want to be.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted October 02, 2002 09:17 PM
Don't forget when you cut a spring down the spring rate goes up. Use the formula in the toolbox to get the new rate.

If you can't use weight jacks it might be easier (and more adjustable) to change the size of the left front tire. Smaller puts more weight on the right front, larger left front tire will have less weight on right front. Hope this helps, SLEEPY

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted October 03, 2002 03:22 AM
I've got a question that kinda relates to this subject. If you moved the rf out wouldnt that take weight off? Or am I thinking wrong?

Smith Racing Team

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted October 03, 2002 04:32 PM UIN: 54865418
i agree with sleepy changeing tire roll will help alot also air pressure. i can't use weight jacks and spent alot of time changing stagger and air pressure to get it right. one otherthing to keep in mind changeing one corner changes all corners so you might not have to go down as far as you might think to get the proper % of cross

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