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maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted October 23, 2002 07:57 PM
am getting into hobby stocks at a local track next year. will be running a 78 regal.impala spindles up front want to know a baseline spring setup for front.track is 3/8 mile inside and moderate banking.i was thinking 900lf and a 1150rf and in the bac a
200lr and a 175rr
if anyone has a better idea of a good starting point i would appreciate it.

snowman
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted October 25, 2002 02:12 AM
Hello Maniac Motors, Welcome to the forum. At a track similar to what you describe, I use LF 1000, RF 1200, LR 250, RR 200. But, that by no means that this combo would be best for you.

The combo you have mentioned should be in the ballpark.......I wonder how you arrived at it......if it is advice from a friend who is doing well.....Try it.

It will take some testing to determine what works best for you, any combo should be considered as only a starting point.....a baseline from which to begin tuning.

Good Luck,
Snowman

maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 02, 2002 03:30 PM
thanks for the advice.everyone here seems to be willing to help everyone out. thats the way racing should be.thats what makes racing more fun. this will be my firast hobby stock.i have run enduros for a while when i was able to and enjoyed them. hopefully with all the help the great people of this forum are giving to all,everyone will be better,smarter and faster this coming year. im sure i will have plenty more questions to come.
THANKS AGAIN GUYS

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted November 02, 2002 03:48 PM UIN: 16262997
Thats what this sport is supposed to be about...racing, family, friends and fun. It is too bad that people let money get in the way of being helpful and friendly to each other in our sport. I feel like all the users that participate here feel the same way I do. Welcome to the forum and enjoy!

jammin

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 03, 2002 01:24 AM
Sounds like your set-up is a little soft in the rear. That's good, car will be a little tight in the turns with the roll, better tight than loose with newer drivers.

sandwinder
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted November 05, 2002 09:32 PM
i run pretty close to the same as snowman but i run 250 on both rears

maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 06, 2002 09:17 PM
How do you all feal about control arm bushings? Planning on using Poly on frt upper and lowers but have heard that the rubber helps with rear bite because of the deflection in the bushings. also am thinking of using impala spindles too.but dont want to have different bolt pattern wheels frt and rear.are there any rotors that will work on the imp spindles with a 5 on 4 3/4 pattern?

sandwinder
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted November 08, 2002 10:22 PM
the poly bushings will keep the rear end from binding. they are better than stock rubber. i would change the rear bolt pattern to 5 on 5. why are you running impala spindles? if it is for a geometry reason let me know.

maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 09, 2002 09:52 PM
i am running the impala spindles because we are not allowed to use the raised roll center ball joints wher i will be racing plus the impala spindles are stronger from what ive heard.

merlinmech2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted November 09, 2002 10:04 PM
Impala spindles are a LOT heavier too. If you're running a stock rearend, axels would probably be the first thing you want to make stronger.

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted November 10, 2002 12:27 AM
the mid 80's Impala ,Delta 88 spindles have
4.75 x 5 bolt pattern and they use the same
caliper as your '78 "metric" regal. You can use the same ball joints also. They are taller than the stock metrics. Stay away from
the 70's Impala stuff , it's HEAVY,and you
would have to adapt your a arms to get the
ball joints to work. also older Impala has a
5x5 bolt pattern.
hope this helps

maniac motors
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted November 10, 2002 09:55 PM
thanks for the advice. that helps alot i really want the taller stronger spindle but dont want to have two different bolt patterns.now its time to go hunting for them.
good thing i know where theres a big junkyard.

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