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Author Topic:   pinto set up
hoosierdaddy48
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted July 19, 2004 10:34 AM  
im helping a friend and his son in a modified mini class, we cut the stock spring pockets out and made room to run coil overs using the stock upper arms and the mounting points. what i need help with is spring selection, i know i went way way to light with the front springs, 250, and 300. however the kid improved dramaticaly with this new setup. i also need help with ride height. any help would be great

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted July 19, 2004 04:54 PM  
What type track? length bank.........what lap times you running on it..........is it slick or tacky. How much does it vary from heat to feature.

hoosierdaddy48
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted July 19, 2004 10:51 PM  
the track is a high banked 1/4 mile track,long straights and tight corners, never paid much attention to lap times. the track is usually sloppy for the heats and dry for the mains.

hoosierdaddy48
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted July 21, 2004 01:48 PM  
please guys ill take any help i can get, thanx

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted July 21, 2004 09:05 PM  
Since this is a pinto I'm assuming leaf springs in the rear? Go to the parts store and get you part #3668 front coils. They are from a mercury marquis or granada. They have the same ID. Cut them off to 10.5 inches free height. Take your lower control arm on the passenger side and add 1". Cut right by the two torque rod bolts with a sawzall or cutoff saw and add you in a piece of 1/4 by one flat steel. On the rear, run a 3 leaf setup on both sides. Just need 1 1/2 more arch in the passenger side. 2 inch lowering blocks. Make sure the shackle on the driverside rear is laying back not standing up at a 90. This will get you started. This setup will like throttle left entries which is needed on a 1/4 miler and if you modify the 250 dampening rate front shocks from a monte carlo *racing like part # 5032's* you will out hook and handle anything out there if the track is smooth. When the track gets rough...........take good race shocks off the front and put the stock shocks back on..............I know that this sounds like a bunch of **** and back yard philosophy here but there is alot of engineering behind this information. MY 2

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