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Author Topic:   metric chassis setup
bobby hill
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted May 24, 2005 11:59 AM  
I am running a metric front stub with nova lowers, I see outher cars with the same front clip and control arms but they all seem to have a much higher ride height, my chassis builder says to set front ball joints level with inner pivot points, car is very inconsistent on corner entry and was wondering if ride heights for metric cars are different? rear suspension 4-z

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted May 24, 2005 07:08 PM  
What brand of chassis is it? What is the other set up stuff, I mean springs, shocks, rear suspension. stuff like that.
inconsistant handling can be caused by a huge number of problems. Make sure to check all the ball joints and front end bolts, bent parts can make the car handle inconsistant.

bobby hill
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted May 26, 2005 12:07 PM  
replaced all four ball joints,tie rod ends and swedge tubes. upper control arm swedge tubes straight,front and rear springs reversed. lf750, rf700, lr225, rr175 shocks lf 75 rf 76 lr3050 rr93-5 weights rear% 56 left 52% cross 49% 50#lr bite rear suspension, 4bar left zbar right j-bar mounted to left side of chassis 2inches higher than pinion mount( mounted at pinion height) 1-1/2" body roll on rt rear but will bottom out rf shock occassionally. from my understanding if shock is bottomed out this would create a bad push which it does but in the past I have stiffened right front spring and it seemed to get even worse, that is why i was wondering about ride heights i havent measured roll center height yet, i strung the front end on another car and i think i have it figured out, time consumming and havent done mine yet. rear bar angle lr lower 5degrees lr upper 23degrees rr lower level rr upper level raised rr lower up two holes on sunday and car wouldnt turn into corner at all dry slick 1/2 mile in mason city,IA chassis 2002 B&B

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