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Titan63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted January 19, 2003 11:30 AM  
I run at a 3/8 high banked oval. My car comes out of 2 & 4 just fine but going in either high or low in 1 & 3 the right front just digs into the ground. we still have the stock springs and shocks because we were in a hurry to run last year so we never changed them. I was just wondering would new shocks help and do I need a stiffer RF spring. If so what brands are good and what weight springs. Rokkie driver needs help!

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 19, 2003 08:39 PM  
It is a 76 Olds cutlass 2 dr. also we run 70 series tires.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted January 20, 2003 10:44 AM  
Try an afco 1400 on rf and a 1000 on the lf if your car is over 3300 total weigh if not you may drop a hundred in rate on both. Run 200 across the back and play with your ride heights and maybe a little more angle on your right front upper A-arm. It really sounds like your car is too tight and you could get it to turn easier with more stagger and turning the rf brake off with a valve. Try to toss the car and see if that aleviates some of it. Your car isnt really transferring weight to the lr when it plows like that. Jack some wedge in it and maybe a 225 on the lr. 9.5 on the front and 11 on the rear measurement wise.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 20, 2003 11:02 AM  
I agree 17j I dont know why I typed 1400, 1200 is what I meant. You dont need that big of a split either makes your car ill handling and hard to drive. As far as the rears go it is really what the driver likes. I like mine soft.

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uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted January 26, 2003 01:36 AM  
very good info, FYI, racing shocks are designed way different from stock shocks. Stock heat up after just a few laps and fade. Get racing shocks, period. (I was gonna say "if you can" but)get the racing shocks. they work really good with the racing springs.

Big Dawg
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted February 02, 2003 01:01 PM  
The boys are giving you good advice,1000lf,1200rf,250lr,and a 225 or 200rr.Bilstein or afco make a good street stock shock.

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