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HERNDON
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted July 29, 2004 08:26 PM  
I've got a 2000 Hot chassis that I need help with the set up. I can't get in touch with anyone at the shop. Need spring rates for all 4 corners, as well as shocks. Also need pull bar spring rate. Car is #192, 3 link with j-bar, short pull bar, lr spring in front, rr spring in back, both on sliders. Track goes from slightly tacky in the heats to ultra dry in the main. Thanks guys.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted July 30, 2004 10:15 AM  
my dads car is pretty similar to a hot and he runs
900lf 800rf
175lr 175rr

74lf 75rf
94lr 94rr

car seems to handle really good, especially on dry tracks. when it gets tacky we just ad rollout to make it turn better.

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CHAMP00
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted July 30, 2004 01:09 PM  
They are gone on vaction this week no one will be around. if you would like give me a call 580-821-2253 Randy

x13jc
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 390
posted July 30, 2004 06:59 PM  
What about the pull bar spring?? And do ya'll run both trailing arms the same length, or do yo plug the lr??

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted July 31, 2004 04:18 PM  
the trailing arms are the same length on both sides, we dont run a spring bar, we run a biscuit bar that speedway sells, and we both like them a lot better than when we had spring bars on our cars.

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modracr41
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted August 04, 2004 11:53 AM  
My car is #193 and I run 800# RF, 850#LF, 175# RR, and 150# LR. I don't have a spring type pullbar but a biscuit bar. The car works real well on tacky, but it s c r e a m s on dry-slick. Hope this helps, and ...............see ya at the track!!

modracr41
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted August 04, 2004 12:00 PM  
My car is #193 and I run 800# RF, 850#LF, 175# RR, and 150# LR. I don't have a spring type pullbar but a biscuit bar. The car works real well on tacky, but it s c r e a m s on dry-slick. As for shocks, start with a 746 LF, 76 RF, 946 LR, and 96 RR. As the track dries, switch to 94's on the rear, and if it goes totally dry, 763's on front, and 93's on rear. As for the trailing arms, I changed the front mount for the left trailing arm to one that is taller with more adjustment. I moved the angle of the left trailing arm up about 1" to add more rear steer and this also helps to add more dynamic transfer to the left rear. Before these changes, the car was so loose you couldn't drive off the corners. Now, that's no longer a problem. Hope this helps, and ...............see ya at the track!!

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HERNDON
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 04, 2004 04:15 PM  

 
Mod41, I raced the car last year with that set up you gave, but could never get the bite I was looking for, atleast not consistently. Sooooo, this past winter I replaced the forward 3 link mounts on both sides with the tall ones, plus added mounts to run spring sliders. LR in front and RR behind, but I also left the original weight jack mounts so I can go back to that if need be. I also removed the underslung because it was getting beat to **** , and I've got it chained at the max travel on the LR now. I ran the long pull bar last year but I've since got a short one, too. Haven't raced yet, working too much, but I wanted to run this by you since we have basically the same car. Thanks for the input.

modman97
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted August 05, 2004 07:24 PM  
Did Joren Boyce paint your chassis by chance?

MJC
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted August 05, 2004 11:38 PM  
Hey Modman97,
How do you know of Joren Boyce? Your profile says your are from the East Coast - unless there is another Joren Boyce than the one I know????

HERNDON
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted August 06, 2004 05:11 PM  
It was powder coated in Marshall, TX.

modman97
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted August 07, 2004 01:54 PM  
MJC-
I was just joking. I figured someone in the know would catch it. Every year the green chassis seemed to be Boyce's trademark. Ive raced against Joren a few times at the SuperNationals, and sat with him at the 1999 IMCA banquet. He seemed like a pretty cool guy.
-Joe Price Jr.

modracr41
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted August 11, 2004 07:24 AM  
Herndon, let me know how it works out. I'm always interested to hear about different set-ups for our type of car. Have a great week, and ..................See ya at the track!!

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