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Trapper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted June 20, 2003 11:22 AM  
I am dealing with a very ill handling car right now. I bought it already set to race and it has had spring work done to the stock springs to lower the car and a 5.0 mustang spring in the right front of a 4 cyl. mustang.

This car won a track championship and I know its something im doing wrong for it to handle as badly as it is. Im running 205/60/13 tires on 2 inch offset rims on the left side of the car and the right front , and a 4 inch offset rim on the right rear.
18# air in rt front, 14 rt rear, 13 lt rear and 12 lt front. car will not turn unless I stand on the brake (rt front disabled).

Any suggestions would be appreciated, Im use to running all stock springs and did fair with that but now im lost.

Thanks in advance.

TRAP

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted June 20, 2003 11:53 AM  
first a few ?. Do you have a sway bar if so what size diameter. is it in stock location. Where is the push are you loose going in causing a push or just a push going in. you can take and add weight to the right side toward the front fairly high is best. What kind of tires are they just dot radials. You can also try going up a couple of pounds of air in the rear that will help loosen you up a little. JUst my .02 BObby

Trapper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted June 20, 2003 04:38 PM  
The tires are called Lee Turbo tires in 205/60/13 It is as wide as we are allowed. We are limited to 8 1/2" tread width. These are 8 1/4 wide. I do have the factory sway bar as this is a pure stock class and limited to what we can do. The chasis is rigid due to roll bars connected to frame from front to the rear. I cannot legally add any more bracing than roll cage.

I go into the turns ok and when im in the turn it doesnt want to pull around and go down the straight away. It wants to go up to the wall in the back of turn 4, and turn 2, No problems going into the turn at all.

TRAP

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted June 20, 2003 05:36 PM  
check the size of the sway bar if is the 1" then go to the 15/16 or you can try running with out it. or you can have your springs checked for # and then go lower I would think 50-100lbs would be what I would do. If you have to use stock springs then I would just cut less off.

Trapper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted June 21, 2003 11:55 PM  
I put a 205/70/13 on the rt front with 23# and a 195/70/13 on the rt rear with 22# and left the 205/60/13s on the lt side with 15# in each. Car handled like a dream. I didnt push it hard as it is breaking in a new motor and didnt want to get too carried away with the rpms. I appreciate the advice but it appears I may have worked it out.

TRAP

barkingupatree
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted June 25, 2003 07:25 AM  
all you need to do is increase your stagger in the rear

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