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Author Topic:   are more and more running a softer rf?
dirtracr
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 15, 2002 07:45 PM
watching some of my race tapes and from being at the track, i notice the attitude of alot of the cars thru and even off the corners is like the car is really rolled up on the rf..and theyre fast..any thoughts on this..thanx...

spde
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted January 16, 2002 12:41 AM
I run a 750 lf and a 650 rf seems to help and let the car roll especally on the tracks that get dry and you have to stop in the corners. Dont know if this is right but it does work for me. ltr

NWModracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 16, 2002 11:26 AM
When tracks go dry slick usually by the mains a softer front seems to help with forward bite. Specifically, it helps with getting a better front to back weight transfer coming out of the corners. If you are on a larger track you'll need to keep the front stiffer so you don't get too much suspension travel.

99modfan
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 16, 2002 11:28 PM
We run a 99 ellis with our own 3 link and 70 chevelle frontend and we are running 700 lf and a 1050 yes, a 1050 on the rf and still keep bottoming the rf shock

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 17, 2002 10:54 AM
99, it sounds like you need to adjust the mounting on your RF shock.

NWModracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 17, 2002 12:58 PM
99 Is the track very rough? What are running for shocks? You may also have too much brake on the front for the track conditions. You want a more balanced weight transfer so you need to looking at areas that have contributed to such an imbalance. My guess is that you have other spring and shock changes that need to be done to get the front balanced out.
You should be able to keep the two front springs split within a 100lbs and usually no more than 200lb.

holeshot
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 17, 2002 02:22 PM UIN: 3728
driving style.I bet you slame on the brakes and back the car in I do and I had the same problem. tried a lighter rf spring and less tossing it in and had less travel on rf but still had about the same fill going in

holeshot
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted January 17, 2002 04:53 PM UIN: 3728
that post was for 99

99modfan
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 17, 2002 05:34 PM
You are right holeshot it is driving style we are running no right front brake and bias almost all towards the rear. We can't get the driver to do it any differently. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Still fast every night though. As long as the track doesn't get too slick... lol

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted January 20, 2002 01:01 AM
99 , try more caster stagger . it should help
the car turn in better.

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