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racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 03, 2005 06:41 AM  
OCFS is now hard and slick with one lane that picks up rubber by the end of the race. For more side bite we nly chane=ged rr shock to a stiffer rebound went from last 26 to 18th in the first 4 laps before the cautions came out. On lap 9 was running 10th and picked up something in rf wheel and broke caliper dropped out at lap 11. ***** another night coming from the back going to the front pasing cars and don't have a finish to show it.

widebody
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 296
posted July 03, 2005 09:43 AM  
Are you still running the torqu-arm with the coil over on it??

If so hows it coming along..

Widebody

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted July 03, 2005 10:18 AM  
Hey Racer,
What was the shock you were using...We tried a 80 lb helper spring last night when it was dry slick...didn't seem to help much...still no side bite or forward bite...What do ya think about going to a .925 RR bar instead of our .900???
...We are also running a non adjustable panhard bar(rear2nd/ mount 7th)..how much of a disadvantage are we not being able to adjust in the car???

[This message has been edited by dbradley (edited July 03, 2005).]

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 04, 2005 10:08 AM  
OK the helper coil bad idea, that would help when the track is heavy will help turn the car when it rolls over. On the torsion arm just move the roller to the rear hole on the cage that will act as if it is a .925 bar. The adjustible pan hard bar is a good tool for the driver to adjust when racing. It won't make a poor car handle good but will allow the driver to adjust the car to changing track conditions.
I changed the right rear shock from a 208-72 to a 240-75, It was an older spare I had. For dry slick tracks you want to have more rebound on the right side.
At Shadow Racing Products we rebuild Bilstiens and will custom valve them. If you need any shock work done just let me know.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted July 04, 2005 03:11 PM  
Racer,
the bar we have now is a .900 in the rear hole on the roller..We are wondering if going to a .925 bar would help with adjustability...running it in the front roller when it is tacky and moving it to the rear when it gets dry slick...Our left rear is almost cold when it comes back in..we just aren't getting the weight transfer back onto the LR to drive out

vasquez
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted July 04, 2005 04:13 PM  
there is a father and son by the last name wilson.they race at orange county is that you ???

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 05, 2005 10:04 PM  
I do call OCFS my home.
You can go to a .925 right rear in fwd hole. I would scale out the car then move the roller back and see what it changed write it down the write down what you had to do to get it back to what it was in front hole. This way at the track if you make the change you wil know where you are at. Depending on track condition you may not want to readjust the car and leave the changes.
Good luck

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 09, 2005 12:06 PM  
We haven't run the small block this season with the coilover torque arm. We are selling that car but keeping the new torque set. We hope to get our new Teo on the track next month. We are still looking for sponsorship for next season.

bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted August 02, 2005 07:27 PM  
RACER HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ANYONE PUTTING A SPRING ROD ON THE LEFT REAR OF THE CAR WHEN THE TRACK DRYS OUT AND MOVING THE RIGHT ONE UP TO THE MIDDLE HOLE SOME GUY TOLD ME THAT THIS WOULS HELP GET RID OF AN EXIT PUSH WHATS YOUR INPUT

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted August 02, 2005 07:58 PM  
I think he is blowing smoke. To have a spring bar on both LR & RR will allow the rear to move around too muck and be unpredictable. I have tried a spring bar on every corner of a car. I did run a pair of Shadow Spring Bar Jac-R's on the rear but would close up one side solid before opening the other. If track dries out the car usually isn't tight. If car is tight on exit on a dry slick track you need to look over the whole car to find the balance.

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