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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 124
posted November 12, 2002 11:54 PM  
We are planning on running a mini stock this coming season. We will be running an S10 body. Do you have any suggestions about where to place the wieght to get bite and to keep the back end from getting away from him?
Please Help??

"Blood, Sweat, and Gears"

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted November 13, 2002 12:39 AM  
I got a box of used wheel weights from a tire dealer and melted them in valve covers. OH wait, you wanted to know WHERE to PLACE them... okay.

I would stick them in the right rear.

Also, yer gonna run a Chevy? Just out of curiosity, I dont know of anyone that runs Chevy minis. I think, but not sure, that there is not a large selection of performance enhancing parts for the chevy 4 cyl. But I could be wrong, lemme know what yer doing, cuz I am a Chevy man racing a Ford.

Oh and by the way, if any of you guys are planning on buying a Jeep Wrangler, DON'T, that **** thing took all of my racing money over the weekend. I swore I wouldnt own a Chrysler, but I wanted a Jeep. Dang I should have listened to myself.

im gonna be in front someday

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted November 13, 2002 06:44 AM  
Just a suggestion...
I wouldn't add any weight until the car (truck) is fully built and you place it on four-wheel scales. There are many factors to consider...

1). Are you allowed to "set back" the engine or must it remain in it's stock position?

2). Is it possible to set back the body and move the driver towards the rear?

3). Are you running a locked rear-end?

4). Do you have a minimum weight rule or a "pound per cc" rule which forces you to add weight?

As for GM or other non-Ford engine options...They are out there and winning races. Many times it is the tracks or racing clubs that restrict their use. Same way with all of the new style all aluminum or aluminum head-iron block dual overhead cam engines now so plentiful in the salvage yards. (or from me).

Thank you and regards,
Gerry Dedonis
Special Projects Coordinator
Kansas Racing Products Inc.


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