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Author Topic:   84 MonteCarlo
Whitelightning
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted December 28, 2002 11:24 AM
Hey just need some more help here, I am getting my new springs tuesday and I am still not clear on what rates to run. When I call afco they say something differnt every time. Car is a Metric monte carlo about 3500 pounds that I race on a medium banked what they call half mile but I think it could be a tiny bit shorter.I already have the afco stock mount shocks on it so what would you buy. I was thinking about 1200 rf 1000 lf 250 lr 225 rr. What would happen if I left the rear springs stock? Afco recomended one time a 1300 rf 1100 lf 250 lr 225 rr but I thick this is stiff. Keep in mide this car is in a pure stock class that probaly does not see speeds that a street stock or hobby would.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 28, 2002 11:53 AM UIN: 54865418
i run 1150rf,925lf,250lr,200rr my car is weights 3100 tho a 250 and 225 may work but i wouldn't run anything over 1200 and 1000 on the fronts

malibuchevy2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted December 28, 2002 01:11 PM
i run a 900lf 1000 rf 300lr 250rr car handle great

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted December 28, 2002 06:03 PM
The 1000 & 1200 front are a good choice. The rears may be a little stiff, but that depends on you driving style. This is a good starting place. Stick en in, mash the gas, grab your (well), and turn left.

Have fun
Jim

addictedracer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted December 28, 2002 09:41 PM
whitelightning,truly it is driver preference,but not to step on toes but you do not mash the gas that will only get you in trouble,drive the race car smoothly as possible.i believe them mash the gas days are gone.momentum is key,you scrub speed dumping the car in the corner,maybe you have the right combo now,maybe all you need is a taller left rear spring(wedge).i run at ransomville speedway north of buffalo(30 miles)it is about 1/2 mile little over med. banked,i am 2002 s.s. champ,i ran 900lf,1100rf-200lr,150rr(afco shocks)

Whitelightning
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted December 29, 2002 08:11 AM
ok I have to run the pigtails on both ends for the rear acording to rules and I just found out that landrum makes these but go up 50# at a time, so what about a 250lr 200rr

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted December 29, 2002 11:11 AM
Here's a thought for you .
All YOU can do to a spring after you buy it;
is make it stiffer .So pick the softer one.
You can always add a spring rubber or etc.
to stiffen it up some.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 212
posted December 29, 2002 11:38 AM
go4win is on the same page as I am but a good baseline on that heavy of a car is 13, 11, 250 across the back, you can pick up bias with wedge and spring spacers and wheel offsets...Shocks are a wonderful thing to tune handling with as well.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 29, 2002 03:34 PM UIN: 54865418
those springs that i listed are the speedway tru coil and they have the two pig tails

glen73
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted December 29, 2002 07:42 PM
i run the afco front springs with the tru coil pigtail spring in back,we have to be 3500lbs and we have to be 112" wheel base,i run 900lf 1000rf 200lr 225rr,alot of guys say my back springs are backwards,but when i had the car scalled,it was better like that,my clas is alot like a street stock,my car handles very well.

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