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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted April 27, 2004 04:34 AM  
Can some one help on setting up a 1980 mustang the track is a 1/2 mile dirt track 7 degrees trun 3 and 4 12 degrees 1 and 2. what i have under it now is 175 RR 150 LR 550 RF and 500 LF I did have one inch spacers ontop of front springs car is pushing bad so i will try it this week with out the spacers Thanks for any help car is pushing going in lose out. both right side tires hot both left side cold

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 27, 2004 05:15 AM  
where on the track is the car pushing? what tire pressure are you using?if its pushing toward the walls try adding 2 lbs of pressure to the right side rear. one pound of tire pressure moves 15lbs of weight to the opposite sidei run a tire pressure of 18 lbs in the right rear ,14 lbs in the right front and 8.5 on both of the left {driver side}.maybe that will help you.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted April 27, 2004 06:22 AM  
Where is the push at in the corner. Going in middle or coming out? If going in a couple of check lists. Is your rf got to much camber. Check tire temps and make sure it is heating up all the way across. Remember wedge into the corner and stagger out.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 27, 2004 10:06 AM  
If you're carrying alot of speed going in I would say those springs are too weak puting too much roll in it. But it all deepends on the size and banking of the track.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 27, 2004 02:09 PM  
Racer sounds right on track. It sounds like your running extra hard to keep up so the car might be body rolling too much. I would try stiffer rf then the loose off might be trying to correct the push that gets you loose.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 27, 2004 02:38 PM  
front end is bottoming out. try stiffening things up. Are your shocks in good shape? Must have shocks that work up front.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted April 28, 2004 05:40 AM  
Laz: Try this, Lf-600 rf-700 stay with in 600 to 700 all the time on the front weather you swap springs Lf-700,Rf-600 what ever the combination stay at 600,625,650,675,700, in that range on the front. Lr-200,RR150 stay at 200 to 125 somewhere in that range at any combo, 200,175,150,125. I like Lf-650,Rf-700 Lr-200,RR-175.Stay in these ranges to start with until you get a good feel of the car and what you want it to do. Then you can fine tune it to what you need or need to stay out front. Remember this is just my thoughts on your problem,not the law or set in stone. GOOD LUCK!! let me know how you do this weekend. also take out the spacers use just springs.Use the spacers only to fine tune.


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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted April 28, 2004 12:06 PM  
thanks for all the help i think i found whats wrong i furgot to tell you the first two weeks the car was great then the last two started getting a bad push OK tell me if this could have caused the push. the weld in the rear had broke and had about 1/2 turn in it also the right front enter tie rod had gone bad 3/4 play that made the toe out about 1 to 1 1/2 out Thanks

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