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Author Topic:   Rear Weight Split - Leaf
racinfool
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted October 23, 2002 09:12 PM
Just getting into street stock racing and I'm trying to understand this "stuff". We're running 3/8 mile, medium to high banking, clay oval in central PA. Just got a turn key??? 76 camaro, about 3000# with driver. 8" rims w/ racing tires, 365ci, 2 barrel, etc. A previuos message stated a rear split of 50-75# with the RR being the heavier spring. The camaros where I run are using heavier LR springs to get the forward bite off. My car has LR 225# and RR 200#. Also, many of the front runners are using heavier front springs then stated in messages I've read here. The norm is LF 1300#, RF 1600#. I've only run this car once. Besides HATING the lack of power steering (soon to be changed) the car pushed bad mid corner. Any comments would be appreciated.

c21
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted October 24, 2002 12:20 PM
Your rear springs are what I would suggest (and on the correct side).

with a 3000 lb. Camaro I would start with a 900 LF and a 1000 Rf, but thats just me.

If you are pushing in the middle, I would suggest reducing your front roll resistance (relative to the rear). With softer springs up front the car will not tighten as much in roll (less dynamic wedge in roll).

c21

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted October 24, 2002 04:15 PM
atre you planning to run roaring knob?

racinfool
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted October 24, 2002 06:18 PM
Nope, going to run a track in Mechanicsburg called Silver Spring Speedway. Tight track and very competitive. Three divisions ---Super sportsman, late models and street stocks.

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted October 27, 2002 09:20 AM
I agree with c21 i think your front springs are alittle to much. I run about the same kind of track and use the same rears with 1000# rf and the 900# lf ive thought about going up to 1100# and 1000#. Eddie

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