Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   2-Link setup for dry slick track.
black95gst
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted August 30, 2004 02:44 PM  
Need a lot of help here. At the beginning of the year we were great cause it was a tacky track. Now that it's drying out and getting real slick we are very lost and lost the points lead and championship because we just cant get the car to hook up. Wanted to know if anyone could help. We run the limited 360 Mod class in Iowa if anyone if from around there. If not we are very open to what you are running on a 1/2 mile dry track. Currently here is our setups. Springs: RF 800 LF 900, LR 200 RR 175. We have 6 degress of pitch on the rearend and dont have a fancy coilspring thing on that bar. We usually run the LR swedge tube all the way to the top hole. RR swedge tube usually stays the same. J-bar never really moves that often either. Just wondering if anyone could help with, springs rates, shock rates, pitch angle and other odds and ends. We also run our wheelbase straight up too. From front tire to rear is same on both sides. THANKS A BUNCH

[This message has been edited by black95gst (edited August 30, 2004).]

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 30, 2004 10:19 PM  
We run at Algona, Britt, Fairmont and Mason City, trying to get forward bite comming out of the corner. You barly touch the gas and the tires start spinning instantly.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted August 31, 2004 05:44 AM  
since no pull bar it will be hard to keep from shocking the tires if your not carefull, you need to put a 900 in the rf and a 225 or 250 in the lr, that will freethe car up on entry just a bit and tighten it up a ton on exit. go from a j bar to a short bar mounted in the bottom hole on pinoin and a few inches up from that on the frame, depends on how tight you want the car. if you dont want to try a short bar then go with more angle in the j bar, lower it on the pinoin.
good luck

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted August 31, 2004 05:45 AM  
also dont be afraid to get 60% rear on it if the car is really dryslick, the more rear percent the more bite yo uwill have.
how long is your lr link? shorten it with a plug if you can so it is like 12.5 inches long or so. that will get the car up on the bars faster.

[This message has been edited by zeroracing (edited August 31, 2004).]

black95gst
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 01, 2004 09:05 PM  
Thanks guys, we are racing 4 nights this weekend for practice b4 the big specials so we are gonna try everything, we have the car set up now like you said except for the short bar, we might try that at the track. Thanks again and keep ideas comming if you got them

black95gst
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 03, 2004 10:01 PM  
Thanks a bunch guys!!! Started 25th because of a bad draw and ended up 9th. Car was flying around the track. To bad we dont get more laps.

orange2mod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted September 04, 2004 07:07 AM  
make sure your undersling isn't hitting the rear end when on the gas.

Back to the Archives