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happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 17, 2004 11:11 AM  
The car has a severe acceleration push when getting back into the throttle and have been chasing our tails for several weeks and have tried just about everything possible.....after installing a camera we found that the dampner shock extends full and at that point it creates the bind and is the cause of our problems, it's a 90/10 with a 1050lb. spring on the torque link.
We are getting a little over 3" of travel out of the shock and are curious if we should be looking at increasing spring rate or would you try for a shock with greater travel, bite has never been an issue so I am leaning towards a heavier spring. Other people are telling us that we should try to find a longer shock.

udecide66
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted July 17, 2004 11:25 AM  
Try taking the 90/10 shock out completely, see if you like it, we don't run one at all.

happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 17, 2004 11:37 AM  
Wouldn't taking the shock out cause the spring to "unload" at an extreme rate?

udecide66
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted July 17, 2004 02:16 PM  
the 90/10 shock is only there to prevent wheel hop under brakeing and deaccelartion, if you take it out and the wheels do not hop when you brake then leave it out.
Just my opinion, it worked great on our car.

mod70
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posted July 17, 2004 02:53 PM           send a private message to udecide66   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
66 might be on to something. I haven't had a chance to try it, but I've seen many of the other people on this site have started to run without the 90/10 shock.

#13 mod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted July 17, 2004 10:58 PM  
Move the link to the right about a 1/2" on the front side. If it's a throttle push that will help.

happy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 18, 2004 12:33 AM  
We actually moved it all the way to the right before we realized what was goimg wrong and as I explained earlier from watching the video of everything we are confident that it is coming from the dampner shock being over extended.
We are running a 1050 spring and the next step up that we have found is the 1200 or a progressve spring.
Dop any of you know what the specs. are for the AFCO progresive?

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted July 18, 2004 12:57 AM  
Happy I had a car once that wanted to do that extend the pull spring to far I took rubber biscits and stacked them inside of the spring to limit the travel it could have. I think I had to use a 1 inch hole saw to cut holes in them around the edge to let them fit inside of the pull bar then shimed it so to limit the travel to what I wanted. afco I do think makes a mini spring that you could use but it being a mini spring could be called illegal if any one ever seen it in there. A cheap easy thing to try is take the spring out and run a solid rod I think sometimes it could make for even better foward bite I think if the car rolling up on the bars that is enough spring.

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted July 19, 2004 09:01 AM  
Go with a stiffer or progressive rate spring on the pullbar.Leave the shock alone. The problem is too much travel. 3 ins. is too much. 3 ins. may be coil bind on a pullbar with pre-load in the spring. 2 1/2" is the max. you want.Don't go solid on dirt and biscuits are better than nothing but I prefer them with gravy.It may work once in a while but a spring is always better unless it coilbinds.Springs are consistant. If it coil binds it will work like a slide hammer and break the wheels loose just off the corner or through the ruts and bumps.

WPP
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 451
posted July 19, 2004 04:32 PM  
Dman is right 3 inches is too much and have you tried to soften the right front spring.But i would like to know about the biscit inside the torque link spring .How big lenghth is this thanks

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted July 19, 2004 09:11 PM  
dont know about how far it should pull,but go up a rate if you dont like what you see.

Wildside17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted July 20, 2004 05:08 PM  
I think afco progressive is 600-1200? Don't remember for sure.

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted July 23, 2004 12:57 PM  
try sticking a spring rubber in it,i do it for hot laps and real tacky tracks seems to limit travel some

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