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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 25, 2001 11:14 PM
from time to timethe car wants to run straight into the wall from the middle of the turn out,seems like when i am picking back up on the gas.i don't see any thing that is bent.i can see the right front tire turned as far to the left as almost feels and looks like the tie rod is not hooked up to the spindle.this is a 85 monte stub ,leaf rear,with a lift arm.51.8 cross,85lbs of bite.our front ride hgts are 6.5 & 7 ,which makes the right a arm almost flat from the start.could this be the problem? tired of looking like i should be in the stands,thank you for your help!

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted June 26, 2001 03:46 PM UIN: 16262997
It's really hard to say....there are sooo many variables......Usually, a throttle push will be something that you can cure by taking some cross out, and maybe take some of the RR lead out of the car also, it will help. Anyone else got any ideas?


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted June 26, 2001 04:30 PM
Being inconsistent through the turns, I would look for binding somewhere. Maybe in the sliders or possibly even springs or shocks.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted June 26, 2001 05:45 PM
What are track conditions?....springs and shocks used? much stagger?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted June 26, 2001 05:45 PM
i agree I would also look for a bind also you may want to increase the RF spring rate. But Dont know what you have now.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 26, 2001 10:26 PM
right now we have 1000lf &1100 rf,multi leaf on lr,mono,with a coil on top of rear end on the rr.75lf 76 rf 93lr93rr.track still fairly tacky for june.cross wghtis 51.8with around 85 lbs of lr bite. in talking with a guy who was behind me the other night he said it looked like we had a considerable amount of rear steer?we have around 3/16 of rr lead,could this be the problem.this is a gm metric mid size stub.thanks for helping.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted June 28, 2001 07:56 AM
FIrst things first. I don't know what your chassis builder recommends but I would reset the entire car to his recommendations. A big throttle push could be the result of excess rear percentage in combination with your left rear bite. we run a similar set-up but, run a chevelle frame. I agree with Jammin and the others. Take out the lead, look at left side percentage, what about rear ride height? have you tried softer front springs to help the car turn? Boy are there alot of things to look at. As I said, GO back to basics,then make corrections bsaed on the feel of the car.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted June 29, 2001 07:30 PM
Take the rr lead out and try some lr lead this usually makes the back end kick out.
This will also affect corner entry though
Also try less tire pressure to see if the tires will hook up.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted June 29, 2001 09:23 PM
Those Springs seem a little heavy for the front to me. have a 800lf and 900 rf.

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