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Author Topic:   Weight distrubution problem
cbg6608
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted December 16, 2003 06:51 PM  
I've just purchased a 4cyl. modified, and the guy who owned it previously was considerably larger than I am and ran on a flater track. The weight distrubution is way out of wack. I have scaled the car, and with me in it, the LF-660 lbs., LR-550 lbs., RF-530 lbs., and RR-520 lbs. The cross weight is about 47%, and the car seem loose. I know that increasing the cross weight should correct this problem, but I'm having trouble shifting the weight from the Left Front to the Left Rear. I'm looking for any suggestions or help. Thanks, James

dirttracker98
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted December 18, 2003 02:13 PM  
have you used the reverse scaling in the tool box here?it can be trying,shifting weight,you just have to keep at it,3 people,the driver sitting in car helmet & all,another reading the scales & recording the location & amount of lead added & what changed on all locations,and someone to place the lead,you may have to put lead in strange places to get the desired weights,don't forget fuel in the tank.

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bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted December 18, 2003 04:02 PM  
I WOULD SUGGEST RAISING THE LEFT REAR RIDE HEIGHT. ADD A LITLE LEAD NEAR THE RIGHT REAR.

USAUS Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted December 19, 2003 07:16 AM  
bigcityracer is right but if your car has a front swaybar you can also change crossweight by pre-tensioning that or by adding/removing lowering blocks at the rear.

tay27tronnie
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted December 20, 2003 03:59 PM  
James, try taken weight off the lr an put it on the rr if it's loose going in the turn.If it loose off make a 25 or 50 lb splitin the springs on the rear. maybe like 200lr an 175rr.If this helps let me know it helped me.

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speedyd1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted January 04, 2004 04:01 PM  
raise the left rear or lower the right rear.maybe a little each if you have jacks.
if not an easy way to adjust the mustang is with spacers on top of the springs. also - just a note about the mustangs - check to see if he used the stock rubber on top of the springs in the rear. if so remove the right one / leave the left in and it'll adjust you about 1% up.

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