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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted July 31, 2002 10:09 PM
just wondering what a guy might do to help bite off just a little. i can get in good and through the middle but im a tick loose off. ive got a 3 link lr(225)in front , rr on top(150). i've got the j bar about as reactive as i can stand it. lr bar angled way up for bite rr flat easy up on rf. i don't want to try anything real radical at this pt as im usually in the top 5 and have won a couple this year at our track. thanks in advance.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 01, 2002 01:30 AM
what kind of air pressure are you running? We run 10# in the rr and we have run as low as 6# in the LR on the IMCA tires. We dont run on Hoosiers enough to tell you the pressures for them. Hope it helps a little

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted August 01, 2002 07:14 AM
Soften left front a little 50 lbs.and run a softer compression shock on right front.The softer compression shock on the right front will aid entry sidebite as you'll have a little less transfer to the right right rear with the softer left front spring maybe even one step softer rebound on the left front to help get it on the right rear when it gets slick.Good luck from littleman.

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted August 01, 2002 10:32 AM
ok , that makes sense except i already carry the lf off of the turn just a little sometimes not but usually about a half inch or so i get on the rr pretty good but then gets loose off the turn, not real bad just a little. i run on hoosiers with 15 in rights and around 10 on left. less air and the tires on the right start rolling over visibly. banked 1/4 mile.

workin it
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted August 02, 2002 12:50 AM
I typically run 12 pounds in both right side tires....running ump--hoosier.....I sometimes go as high as 15 on right rear through adjusting chassis. On the left sides I typically run 10 in left front and 8 to 10 pounds in left rear. Check out the differences between the 26.5's and the 27.5's also as they are different, and the A compound Hoosiers are of a synthetic origin.
Anyways, as far as bite off the corner have you ever tried trailing left rear 1/8 to 3/8 inches back? It can make a big difference, I wouldn't do it on the Mile at Duquoin but on a small 1/4 mile it won't hurt but it might help a bunch.....good luck

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted August 02, 2002 05:11 PM
Put split valve on right front and left rear and do nothing else if you are that close.Let us it went.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted August 03, 2002 01:35 PM
well i had considered that option except i didn't know if that would work with the amount of dynamic wedge that i get with trailing arm angle's. any thoughts on that as the lr raises up when on the gas.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted August 05, 2002 06:00 PM
About the only thing that give up at exit, especially if you are picking up the left in the middle, is the 3 link. That sounds very typical of a 3 link with to much angle, or too soft of spring. It will hook really good for short periods of time and then starts to unload. Try going up 50lbs at a time on the 3 link, or better yet, use a progressive. I have basically the same set-up, and have used the progressive for 3 years. This will also help to keep your left front down. I know that looks cool, but it will be more controlable if it stays on the ground.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted August 05, 2002 08:16 PM
i totally agree about keeping lf down however i must say that once the car is pointing down the chute it is an absolute rocket will not spin the tires at all infact that is usually where i can pass the most. also if i absolutely bury it in the turn it will hook up all the way around but when there is a rut or lip in the cushion it will try to throw the front over the lip and then i have to try and get it to turn back down. but i don't beleive it's loosing hook only at turn exit do to the pullbar. i do use a buiscuit bar also. any other ideas or maybe explain how it could loose bite and then gain it back all the way down the straight away.??? thanks again.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted August 05, 2002 08:35 PM
If the track is starting to dry out when you feel you need more bite coming off the corners take some angle out of the toplink so it doesnt react as quick. This makes the bite come on later and last longer so tires dont feel like they are burning up.

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