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DirtRacer98
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted August 03, 2005 08:56 PM  
I was wondering about left side percentages. I have a GRT latemodel. LF shock 75, RF 75, LR 94, RR 94. LF sprind 500, RF 375, LR 250, RR 225. I run about 75 lbs. of LR bite. Heavy guy, 295 lbs. Should I run less left side, because of my weight? Car enters O.K. on a slick track, If I ease on throttle, to keep from spinning the wheels, car is too tight on exit, if u accelerate too hard, car wants to spin instead of get on the bars and rear steer.

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted August 05, 2005 08:18 AM  
if your comparing your car with you sitting in it, with another car & driver, then the left side percentage would most likely be equal. if weighing without you and comparing with another car without driver then normally your cars left side percentage would be lower.

if your car is not rolling over as much as you would like then you could try less left side percentage, raising any ballast & moving to the right, raising fuel cell & move to the right (slightly), raise engine, more j-bar angle, less left rear shock rebound etc. the list goes on.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted August 05, 2005 02:03 PM  
You could:
Decrease left %
Decrease rear %
Decrease wedge
Lower lr top rod
Raise rr top rod
Shocks:
RF- decrease compression
RR- increase compression
LF- decrease rebound
LR- Increase compression
RF- Increase Rebound

TBROOKS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 16, 2005 10:29 PM  
WE RUN A GRT THAT IS WORKING GREAT RIGHT NOW. MY LEFT SIDE % IS 52.9 .BUT I ALSO RUN A 400 RF SPRING OTHER SETUPS ARE SAME AS YOU. HOW MUCH STAGGER IN REAR? WE RUN 4.5" GET YOUR CROSS WEIGTH AT 53% AND BE SURE TO CHECK BUMP STEER AND ACKERMAN.(VERY IMPORTANT)

lee browning
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 27, 2005 11:36 AM  
what I like to see you do is to, Yes remove some left with driver in car(53.0%)and remove some rear(54.0%). Now with that done, go to your springs, Ilike your frnt package but would like to see less coil in the rear. Try using 200's.Also I like your shock package, It will work for you. Now let's see you increase your ls-bite to about 180-190 lbs. Now your bars, lr top(1 hole dwn)lr-bottom(bottom)rr top(top)rr bottom (bottom).Now your car in your heat on wet should be tight, but the rr top bar should give you enough steer to loosen it. if not rear brake should help, also about 4" sragger works. You should be good off because your bite should be manigable in wet or dry. My consern is that you think you need bar and steer. Those bars should never be raised on the bottom. I beleive that steer takes away foward drive, why? because it lifts the chassis off it's lr spring wich removes wedge. Also when steering it and it lifts you are lifting it off your tourque linc(foward drive).Try that if yo want let me know how it works.

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