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Author Topic:   rear wieght %
jfinster
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted March 01, 2003 07:19 PM  
whats everyones thought on moving rear end forward about 1/2 in.on leaf spring nova to gain rear %? i've only got 51% at 3200#.thanks for your ideas.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 160
posted March 01, 2003 08:41 PM  
Is your battery already behind you? If not move it to the trunk, and by the way, lowering the ride height of both sides in the rear shouldn't change your weight at all,
You can change one side OR the other to get more traction on a particular side but lowering both sides just make you look silly on the track. Just to help a bit more, the side you "lower" will have less weight on it.

Have fun and good luck,

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 160
posted March 02, 2003 09:07 AM  
The only true way to gain rear % is to physically move weight or to add weight to the rear. Any thing over 50% rear for a stock car is really good. The older cars (Mid 70's Chevelles, Cameros etc) is easier to gain rear % because of where the engine is located in respect to the front axle line.
BTW Hi Charlie.

dreamcatcher
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 160
posted March 02, 2003 10:27 AM  
Charlie after 3 or 4 years in the building he's getting close. With a little help he may just make it late this year. We'll have Russ's new car out Tues at HOT. Fired it last night and got the chassis set.

See ya there.
Jim

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