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66RACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 20, 2004 07:37 AM  
I AM NEW TO MODIFIED AND RUNNING A DW-7 2 LINK SETUP. HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO BODY ROLL IN THE CORNERS. TIGHT GOING IN AND VERY LOOSE OUT OF THE CORNERS.HERE IS THE SET-UP I HAVE NOW.
LF-600# RF-700# LR-175# RR-225#, HAVE A 900# W/ 1/4" PRELOAD ON SPRING BAR, J-BAR IS IN 3RD HOLE UP AND 9" ON THE FRAME. RUNNING 1294 AFCO IN BACK. BOTH SPINGS AND SLIDERS ARE IN FRONT OF THE HOUSING. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

mod70
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posted June 20, 2004 09:31 AM           send a private message to 66RACER   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Your rear springs should be reversed. Put the softer spring on the right side. Lower the J-bar one hole on pinion and one inch on the frame. That will help with the body roll problem. You may also want to put the RR spring in back. That, along with having the 225 on the RR is what is making you tight-loose. 94's are ok. Good luck.

nvracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted June 20, 2004 02:19 PM  
First I would swap the springs in the rear,
Left side spring should be the stiffer spring. Staggering the springs will help on dryslick. Left spring in front, Right behind.

66RACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 20, 2004 07:49 PM  
SORRY , I WAS WRONG ON THE REAR SPRINGS, THE 175# IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
OUR TRACK IS A BIG 3/8 MILE TRACK THAT GETS VERY DRY SLICK. SWITCHING THE RR SPRING TO THE REAR SHOULD HELP OUT?

nvracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted June 20, 2004 09:05 PM  
Yes,
Staggering the springs will loosen the car on entry and tighten it coming off under throttle.
If the car is loose in the middle of the turn off throttle I would lower the j-bar, if tight I would raise it.
Also with the cars that are a little older they seem to work better with more LR bite than the DW8's & 9's. I have run as much as 150# LR heavy. I know people that have ran more.

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