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Author Topic:   Foward Bite
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted June 03, 2002 02:21 PM
I have a DW-8, 3 link, 650 LF 750 RF 150 RR 200 LR, spring in front on LR and on top on RR, pop-up shock on RF and tie down on LR, 600LB spring pull bar 2nd hole from bottom getting about 2.5 inches of travel. J-bar 8 inches on frame and bottom hole on pinion bracket. 52.5 LS, 58% rear, 51 to 53 cross with 80 to 120 LR bite.

Problem: Side bite is great now that I lowered my J-bar but once the car settles and comes out of the turn, I am getting smoked because of no forward bite. This week I added a 150 LBS of lead to the rear and the car was great Friday night on a smooth track but Sat night we raced on a rough track and it SUCKED. The weight I needed for the bite was being tossed all over with the car out of control. How can I get the bite without the lead? More Cross? Help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 242
posted June 03, 2002 04:04 PM
Couple of general ideas to settle a car on a rough track. First less angle and or longer panhard bar. Stiffer spring in third link on just try increasing preload. You may want to take the split-valve shocks off on a rough track. Also if you have access to a shock-dyno you can work with the high-speed dampening to get a better shock package for a rough track.
You may have to increase cross or make other changes to compensate for changes made to settle the car down.

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