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gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 08, 2003 07:35 PM
when i put my cage in (it was from another car) i had to cut the metal out under the rear side windows. do i need to put it back in or will i be lagal without it?

gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 08, 2003 08:50 PM
also, what springs and wheel spacings would be good for a half mile semi banked dirt track like des moines. this is my first car so help me anyway you want. im unsure on my percentages because my car is not done yet. thanks

dean_7585
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted January 09, 2003 06:03 AM
I wouldn't worry about putting it back. as long as you rules let you, actually you should trim out as much as you can get help make your car lighter. What size car are you running ?? That will help with you springs.

gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 09, 2003 05:53 PM
81 grand prix, unsure on the weight at this point.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 09, 2003 11:26 PM UIN: 54865418
i would find some monte carlo bumpers them ones on a grand prix are heavy suckers anyway don't worry about the panels gut everything that you can and take and add on to your door bars to extend all the way back to the wheel well if i had done that this year i wouldn't have to put a whole new body on my car after i got t boned in the rear end
as for springs i run 1150rf,925lf,250lr,200rr i race at webster city and the fairgrounds is set up about the same so thats a good idea to start with

gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 10, 2003 05:09 PM
thanks, ill look for them bumpers.

UFnARacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted January 10, 2003 08:22 PM
I have a Grand National and with the turbo boost, it's real important to have good fuel. That said, run Xylene at a ratio of 3 gallons 93 octane gas to 1 gallon Xylene. Anything more than that isn't worth the cost of the Xylene. You may have to search around for Xylene, but a local industrial paint supplier should have it. Take it from my experience, it's cheaper to buy the largest quantity you can, ie. 5 gallons or even more.

Randy

gould
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 17, 2003 06:19 AM
what wheel spacings should i start with also??

Big Dawg
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted February 04, 2003 06:25 PM
Gould, I have a 3050 metric car,I run 1050LF,1200RF,225-250LR,and 200RR.AS far as tire offsets I run a 4" beadlock RR,3" offset LR,3"RF,and 3"or4" onLF.


Hope that helps you.

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