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Author Topic:   DW8 weight split accross the front?
viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted July 07, 2005 09:38 PM  
OK how important is the split across the front? What should I be looking for. Because when I attemp to get decent amount of split everything else gets all off. I also can not get much bite into lr with out getting heavy on the RF, which really reverses the the split accross the front. The max Bit I get is about 45#'s before I've screwed my jacks out of adjustment. I thought I was getting really comfortable with this but this new car has me confuse again!

Xtreme12x
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posted July 08, 2005 10:14 AM  
You need to watch your ride heights to start. Front split isn't super critical, but having a heavy RF isn't a bad thing, just will make the car a little tight in.

viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 08, 2005 04:55 PM  
Are the sliders both suppose to be the same length or should I think about a longer one on the LR?

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted July 08, 2005 05:13 PM  
I don't see how having different length sliders would hurt anything.... I always ran the same length but you can try it.

viper3244
Dirt Full Roller

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posted July 08, 2005 07:28 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Xtreme12x:
You need to watch your ride heights to start. Front split isn't super critical, but having a heavy RF isn't a bad thing, just will make the car a little tight in.

I am having a bit of a push in and a bit in the center. Thats why I question the split. I can't get much, which I think when I screw in what I can get it is having a seriuos issues with the bump steer. It almost seems like the fromt just flatens out, with out diving on the the RF getting in.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

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posted July 11, 2005 05:30 AM  
i have the same issue with my dw8.
i seem to get a push from the entry to the middle.
driving the car somewhat lower really helps but thats the same deal i have, i dont know if a guy needs to add weight to the lf frame to help this or if springs are to blame. i run 550 and 650.
i have often wondered what the proper split in weight up front needs to be to get it to turn correctly too.

Xtreme12x
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posted July 11, 2005 08:40 AM  
You'll want to pay more attention to your Caster/Camber settings along with RF and RR shock for turning in. On DW-8's you might try moving the RR bars up a hole, front and rear, or 2 link just move the RR up a hole. Turn in is front end, from center off is back end

rpm20
Dirt Freak

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posted July 11, 2005 11:22 AM  
i am using dirtworks recommended caster camber settings but also have the old stock mount uppers and need to space them quite a bit (like over 1") to get the camber / caster set. it also seems that when i space the upper to set it .....that the upper a arm runs opposite direction from the lower........do you think i am getting some funky bump steer because of that and thats causing my push???


quote:
Originally posted by Xtreme12x:
You'll want to pay more attention to your Caster/Camber settings along with RF and RR shock for turning in. On DW-8's you might try moving the RR bars up a hole, front and rear, or 2 link just move the RR up a hole. Turn in is front end, from center off is back end


Xtreme12x
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Total posts: 874
posted July 11, 2005 12:27 PM  
If your using the Stock mount uppers (which is the best in my opinion), Get ahold of Jerry Hoffman, he sells an adapter that allows you to use Swedge tubes, a ball joint holder and heims.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted July 11, 2005 01:02 PM  
you think it might be the problem??

quote:
Originally posted by Xtreme12x:
If your using the Stock mount uppers (which is the best in my opinion), Get ahold of Jerry Hoffman, he sells an adapter that allows you to use Swedge tubes, a ball joint holder and heims.


rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted July 19, 2005 05:36 AM  
with our dw8 we really made the push a ton better by using 3" offset wheels everywhere except the lr , where we use a 4"
try it and i am sure it will work better for you. let me know if you have the same experience we did.

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