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Author Topic:   BASELINE SET-UP SHEETS
FATBOY90
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted November 09, 2005 09:36 AM  
I NEED SET UP SHEETS ON A 98 HOWE AS FAR AS REAR END PLACEMENT

Plumcrazy99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 03, 2005 05:31 AM  
If you come up with anything please let me know. I have also have a 98 Howe (dirt) late model and need all the help I can get for the set-up.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 05, 2005 09:11 AM  
Are these cars set up with the wishbone bars in the rear?

Plumcrazy99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 05, 2005 06:18 PM  
That is what my car has..

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GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 06, 2005 07:16 AM  
???

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 06, 2005 08:28 AM  
If your car has the wishbone suspension here ya go:
***just as a reminder, these cars were built to run on asphalt BUT many ended up being reworked by Precision Performance in Iowa to be ran on the dirt. This setup was based on the 2000 Precision Performance Howe.

lf 500 rf 400
lr 250 rr 225-200

lf 7500 rf 3/5
lr 8/4 rr 9400
*both shocks in front
*The cars lacked side bite when it was slick and the split valve shocks helped that alittle, they were good on tacky tracks.


standard front end setting ie..caster camber toe etc....

ride heights--the lower control arms should be level (both sides/front)
4in from top of frame rail to bottom of rear end tube (right rear)

56-58% rear
53-55% left
54-56% cross 150lbs wedge to start

Use a J bar with approx 8in rake, don't use a 90/10 shock--use a 6th coil instead.

5th arm with a 7300 shock/300 spring 32 to 34in

trail rr wheelbase 1/4in

rear wishbones...rr all the way up and lr level.

Use alot of stagger when tacky!

Keep the ballast close to the center & high in the chassis.

Center the rear end off the balljoints using a plumb bob, same distance both sides to start and then put in the 1/4 trail once everything is square. For side to side, measure from the inside of the rotors to the frame rails...same measurement both sides.

Hope that helps!



Plumcrazy99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 07, 2005 08:10 PM  
Thanks, that's the most information I've gotten all year. Come spring I'll start out with this as a baseline. Thanks again.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 08, 2005 07:35 AM  
No problem, we actually ran a '00 Howe a couple years ago and had some pretty good runs (top 5 in season points). It was good when the track had grip but so so when it was slick, we tried those split valve shocks with 2 shows left & they helped quite a bit.
Mark www.fasttrakgraphics.com

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FATBOY90
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted December 08, 2005 02:35 PM  
i dont run the wishbones i have 4 link can you help

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 09, 2005 09:40 AM  
Yeah, it should be just baseline 4 link angles. The front end settings should be the same as stated before and I would suggest knocking the rear % down to 54-55%. The shocks will stay the same and the springs would be 500 lf 450rf 225 accross the rear. I don't see why anything else would be different, you'll need to make adjustments as you go along to find what feels good for you.
Mark www.fasttrakgraphics.com

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Plumcrazy99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 14, 2005 03:55 PM  
Hey 24, I've been setting here looking over the above posted set-up and was just wondering if I posted my last set-up (which made the car to tight) would you give your thoughts, comparing with the one you posted here?

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted December 20, 2005 08:54 AM  
Yeah send it to me & I'll look it over.

roger rabbit
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted December 23, 2005 04:15 AM  
hey guys i live very close to howes shop, up here in mich, i new they built some mod dirt chassis for that dude in iowa. one of my buddys races one of them. i didnt know about the late model deal. i could go there for info if you like. i know the shop people rather well see if i can get some pointers for ya.

Plumcrazy99
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted December 24, 2005 03:58 AM  
I would say that any information that can be provided would only serve to help figure this thing out. I for one would be very thankful for anything you can get from Howe. 24, I'll get in the trailer today and post the last set-up I ran, thanks to you also. Merry Xmas to all!

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