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donslink
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted July 26, 2002 05:49 PM
I was just wondering if that by increasing the rate of the right rear spring will it tightin up the car and where? Also if your car is rolling onto the rr and the spring is to soft would it loosen up the car and would you loose forward bite because it comes off the corner rolled onto the rr? If the right rear is stiffer in rate would you need to put more bite in the car? Our car is a swing-arm with a short panhard bar,19in.lower links with 300lr 225rr 1150lf 1250rf on nova lowers car don,t have much forward bite and we are already 225lb left rear heavy.THANKS GUYS!!

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted July 26, 2002 05:54 PM
I have built 2 swing arm cars and they worked best with 275 lr spring and a 250 rr spring. Part of the problem may be too soft of rr spring.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted July 26, 2002 06:00 PM
Also too much lr bite and or too much cross can cause a loose/lack of forward bite problem. I have found out that more than 80-120 lbs of bite is too much. I have a 3 link car i am running , metric stub nova lowers pinto spindles with a 60" centered rear long trailing arms about 22", long pullbar with 600lb sring and a short j bar. i am running 650 lf 750 rf and 200 springs lr/rr and i have the % at 52 ls 56 rear and 50 cross and i have all the bite both forward and side bite that i need in fact i have been slowly taking some out to make the car go thru the corners better. Also i have just 20 lbs of lr bite and i am running 4" offsets in the rear and 3" offsets in the front to keep the rear narrow and front wide.
Hope this will help some, richard webster

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