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carolinafast
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted June 16, 2004 05:37 PM  
we are total weight heavy , nose heavy
springs very soft on front..rf camber was
6 degrees neg. fixed that already.the car seems to work surprisingly well up high
and not so good anywhere else. any thoughts??
we really need to be .5 to .7 sec per lap quicker to have a shot at winning.where to start? the motor seems to be okay til we get
the handling and driving better.the gear is 1.97 x 3.55 185 r14 tires thoughts where we can gain the most? trying not to change alot at once so as not to get confused . lol

19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted June 16, 2004 06:09 PM  
Stiffin up your rf spring. Your not turning the car as hard when you run the high side. When you run low you are turning harder and sharper so its throwing the wieght and thats most of your handleing problems. Whether its FWD or RWD its all the same. I run RWD and my car was bad loose. 2 Buddies run FWD and it was messing them up too.

speedyd1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted June 17, 2004 07:35 AM  
my first suggestion would be to lighten the car up as much as possible. pay close attention to things like filler in joints/undercoating/check all the parts you have some may be lighter than others/wheels(some are as much as 5 lbs. lighter)/remove any and all brackets/and anything else you can find.ive even gone so far as to have my cars acid dipped before construction. i know thats not an option but maybe next time.you'll be surprised how much weight you can find.bumpers are also a good place to start.

carolinafast
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted June 17, 2004 04:13 PM  
speedy, i agree and hopefully we can get time
we are going to strip down the front and get all we can and work our way to the back. this thing has 1 3/4 tubing front to back.
we are thinking about starting over from scratch this winter with all 1 1/2 tubing and
build everything light. maybe a mustang II ?
may try the acid dip thing. i've thought about that several times and wondered if anyone had tried it....now i know..lol

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