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Author Topic:   springs for 'hook' setup
dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted March 09, 2005 07:50 AM  
Going to put the mod on the 'hook' this year. Looking for a basic spring setup that works good to start with. It is a dw9 LR behind (obviously), RR infront. Needing recomendations for front and rear. Last year on the clamp we ran 650/700 in the front, 250/225 in the rear. worked pretty good i guess. Tracks are 3/8 to 1/2 mile semi banked, usually dry slick, once in awhile tacky but not often.

any experience shared is great. thanks

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted March 11, 2005 11:19 AM  
With a Dirtworks, on the hook you're going to want to start thinking outside the box.

Start with a 750 lf 650 RF
on the rear springs your left rear will need to be in the 225 range, run your right rear at around 225 also. The clamped up setup works good if you aren't getting a ton of body lift and drive under the car by the left rear tire. The hook is a lot better when you can get the car up in the air a little bit. I'm really unsure on what kind of bite to run, I'd say start with around 50 pounds and work up or down from there.

One setup that I have yet to see anyone around here try is a basic 2 link spring setup, left rear clamped in front and rr clamped behind, with a 4 link left rear and z link right, long panhard bar. The only differences would be the spring weights. Since the rearend is floated now it is easier to compress the spring rather then pushing up on the chassis like a 2 link car does. If you wanted to try something like this you could run about a 250 lr and 225 rr maybe 250... Just thinking out loud...

the_one
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 49
posted March 11, 2005 12:44 PM  
what does on the hook mean

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted March 11, 2005 12:56 PM  
Spring Location on the left rear... Mounted on the birdcage behind the rearend

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