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donjuan12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted April 22, 2004 08:33 PM  
We are new to the modified thing and are having problems getting into the corner. We have a Dirtworks DW8. With the following setup.

rf spring 750
lf spring 650
rr 200
lr 225

4-bar/z-link
rear end is square in car
have bottom 4-bar 3rd hole up and top bar 3 holes above that
long pull bar in top holes front and back
short j-bar with pinion mount 7 inches from bottom of frame and 2nd hole up on far side of pinion

Any suggestions?

hamer36
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted April 22, 2004 09:02 PM  
swap the fronts and even up the rears

WPP
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 451
posted April 23, 2004 05:55 AM  
When do you get back in the throttle. i would try to lower the bottom bar on the the 4-bar to level before i switch front springs. Just to see what happens if the push is still there then switch front springs

WPP
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 451
posted April 23, 2004 06:01 AM  
How much cross weight are you running i have a DW 8 when i first got mine i had the same problem car was just too tight

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 23, 2004 06:29 AM  
What is the exact problem you are having? (tight or loose) It doesn't look like you are far off based on the info given so far.

nolimit92
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted April 23, 2004 07:42 PM  
Less Rear % and if you want to loosen the car up give it more roll steer by Raising the 4 bar links both upper and lower.

donjuan12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted April 25, 2004 09:16 PM  
Thanks for the advice guys, we changed the front springs around but didn't get to try it because we got rained out.

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted April 26, 2004 11:18 AM  
I am suprised that no one has mentioned this.Modifieds are really sensitive to brake balance. Alot of guys foget to adjust braking balance to nearly all rear brake. This makes a huge difference on entry and should not be overlooked. As the track slicks off and the car gets loose adjust more front brake in to tighten the cars entry. I have helped many guys correct a tight entry loose off problem with just brake balance. Dman

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 26, 2004 11:53 AM  
You could also try removing the 90/10 shock on the rear-end, if you run one. That'd help loosen on entry. When we have had this problem it has generally been because of too much rear % also.

donjuan12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted April 29, 2004 08:21 PM  
Do you mean remove the 90/10 and run without it at all?

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted April 30, 2004 10:14 AM  
Yep, just take it off.

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