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Author Topic:   Dry slick setup, have at it guys!
mod_slider
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted May 28, 2002 04:07 PM
How would you increase bite coming off the corner? Here's the setup. New 3 link Hot Chassis, 800lf, 900rf, 200lr (in front of the axle) 175rr on top of the axle. 76-3 shock across the front. 93-5 on lr, 94 on rr. Full of fuel, 56% rear, 49.4 cross, and 52 left. Car drives great, enters turn good and through center but nothing coming off. Running about 35lb left rear. Panhard set about 4 o'clock on the axle and level across to the chassis. Trail arms level. Biscuit 3rd link with 20 degree angle. Have at it!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted May 28, 2002 04:11 PM UIN: 16262997
49 % cross isn't enough, if you increase it, I would say your pretty close to being there.

jammin

dirtbuster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted May 28, 2002 04:30 PM
More rear %. We have run up to 60%+ on super dry track. An extra 100-150 pounds is worth it if it helps keep your rear tires pressed to the ground.

More angle in panhard bar. Move it up on the chassis. This will give you a bite quick but it won't last long.

Put as much angle in the pullbar as you can. Make sure the biscuits haven't deteriorated and weakened.

try putting some angle in trailing arms, up from axle to chassis. Be careful as this will change the roll steer characteristics.

Brave18
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted May 28, 2002 06:39 PM
Switch your front springs and move your rear-end ahead 1/8 of an inch on the RR! Keep your set-up the same and if you need it to be alittle tighter coming off stiffin your LR spring to a 225! Also make sure you have no stagger on dry slick tracks and if you are running a 5th arm move the spring all the way back towards the rear on short tracks!

[This message has been edited by Brave18 (edited May 28, 2002).]

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted May 28, 2002 07:52 PM
i'd try increasing rear percent, i started out this year with 56% rear and car didnt seem to hook comin off, i just kept adding rear percent till it started to hook up. I've got 150 lbs of lead on rear of my car and little over 59% rear. car is a bullet coming off

devil wrench
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted May 29, 2002 09:01 PM
Try about 6" of angle in the panhard bar...make sure to lengthen in appropriately to keep the rearend placement correct. I would then try about 75-100# of wedge. Keep us posted!

jreep
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 03, 2002 10:17 PM
I WORK ON A HOT AND SET IT UP EVERY WEEK AND OUR CAR SCALES ABOUT LIKE YOURS. IF YOU ARE RUNNING ON A DRY SLICK TRACK HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO TRY THAT WILL WORK. MOVE LR TRAILING ARM TO TOP HOLE AND RR TO BOTTOM, RUN A 125 LBS. SPRING ON LR 150 LBS ON RR. CHANGE FROM THE LONG PANHARD BAR TO A SHORT BAR THAT RUNS TO THE LEFTSIDE OF THE PINION AND DEFINETELY EXPERIMENT WITH LEAD WE GENERALLY SHORTEN THE LR 1/2" ON DRYSLICK.

mod_slider
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted June 06, 2002 10:13 PM
Thanks guys for your imput. Here's what we did last week and it seemed to be a little better coming off. Changed the rear spring on lr to 175, raised the panhard on the chassis, and shortened the RR trailing arm 1 round. Watching the videos im still getting pulled real bad coming off, there has to be a way to shove the lr into the ground??? By the way we raised the rear percent to 58.

Thanks again,

MOD

jlfastride
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted June 09, 2002 12:10 AM
yes it can be done im carrying the lf by about 2 inches on a simple old 3 link.

lightning85
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted June 09, 2002 02:10 AM
YES THAT IS VERY TRUE STUFFING THE LEFT REAR INTO THE GROUND IS VERY POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH IT HAS SOME DRAW BACKS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE CIRCLE. BUT THEY TO CAN BE OVER COME. CLAMPED UP COIL OVER ON LR IN FRONT OF AXLE IS GOOD BUT THE RR ON TOP OF AXLE IS NOT GOOD IF YOU WANT CARRY THE LF IN THE AIR BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET ALOT OF TRAVEL OUT OF YOUR PULLBAR .AND THE SPING BEING MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE AXLE ON THE RR WILL GET BOUND UP DUE TO AXLE WRAPING UP. TO FIX THIS PROBLEM I FLOATED THE RR AND WISHBONE RODS 26IN LONG COIL OVER MONTED TO FLOATER. LEFT REAR ROD MOUNTER TO AXLE IN THE CENTER OF AXLE AND RUNNING LEVEL . THE PULL BAR HAS 1 1\2 IN OF TAVEL AND IS RUNNING DOWN HILL TO FRAME AT 20 DEG IS 10 IN ABOVE THE AXLE AND 2IN BEHIND CENTER. THIS SET UP CARRYS THE FRONT TIRE THU THE CORNER. SPINGS LR 200 RR175

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