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Author Topic:   extremely rough tracks
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted August 27, 2001 11:45 PM
ok your not going to beleive this but the track i run at has become so rough the last 3 weeks that cars actually bounce up off of the ground . and turn abruptly to the rt when hitting these ruts. now my question is how can i get my 2 link 5th coil to just plow right through and remain stable yet still maintain good sidebite and fwdbite. thanks in advance. jl

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted August 28, 2001 12:01 PM
Tracks out in California are usually very rough. Try running swing arms. This should help absorb the ruts and holes. Just make sure that you don't go too soft on your springs. Us the "Toolbox" to make sure your spring rates are correct. Also, make sure you run good shocks. The rougher the conditions, the more the shocks come into play. You may want to consider digressive valved shocks to help with the bumps. Look at Bilstein. I know the Afco makes a rough track shock, but I don't have any experience with them.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted August 28, 2001 10:29 PM
More air in the rr, flatten out J bar or panhard bar, More STAGGER on rear,and add more rebound to both rear shocks. I like Bilstein rr40/40 and lr 50/30 that is the lr is a 30 on compression and 50 rebound.On Hoosiers don't be afraid to run 3" of stagger in the rear. Helps the car turn in the ruts. Something to try.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted August 29, 2001 01:49 PM
I have had good luck making my rear bars longer and putting the stiffest shocks i could find in the trailer on the car. Use a lot of rear brake so you can set the car up earlier in the corner. This seems to work for me.

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