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Author Topic:   ride height/chassis question.. help!
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted July 05, 2002 10:10 PM
I am not the sharpest on setting chassis so any help is appreciated.

We recently coverted my mono leaf car to 3 link.
The chassis shop that helped me do it suggested that I use the 16" springs and put a 150 LR and 125 LR. So we did it.

Right now we have the following springs on the car:

RF 950
LF 800
RR 125 16"
LR 150 16"

Today we are trying to set the ride height on the car with no luck at all. The front sets ok but the rear is not working out.
The RR adjuster has to be ******* in almost unitl it is out of threads to get ride height set and the LR has almost no tenison on the it at all, when the ride heights are achieved.

What are are we doing wrong ?? I am guessing the rear springs are too weak for this car.
I say this because when the car was a mono leaf setting ride height was not too difficult.

When it was a leaf car we had a 175 RR and 200 LR with a 35lbs mono leaf on each side.

Maybe we are just going about it wrong ??
Please offer your suggestions or advice thanks for the help !!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted July 05, 2002 11:02 PM
Try a 200 lr and a 174 rr spring. Your springs are to soft and thats why it wont change ride heigths till your almost out of adjustment.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 06, 2002 08:42 AM
Well what are your ride heights, and where are your springs on the rear end or on swing arms, when you do get your ride heights on, are your % right or not, that plays a part in all that. Because if your ride heights are on and you end up with a 46% cross then you need to take equal turns out of the rr and the lf and put the same turn in on the lr and the rf that would fix it to. It will keep your ride heights and change your cross and load your lr spring more.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted July 06, 2002 11:46 PM
I agree with customperformance saying you need to go to a 200 on LR and a 175 on RR and will probably solve your problem.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted July 07, 2002 12:02 PM
THanks all for the info I have ordered stronger springs and will try again when they get here.
I will let yall know when I try them
Thanks !

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 07, 2002 05:07 PM
Just so you know, You are able to hold your car up with one sping. You can over load a spring and have your ride height on, and the only way you can see it is on scales

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