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skvang
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 25, 2003 09:36 PM  
Have a 74 cutlass weight is 3550 and car handles great on tacky track and I do square up the rearend stagger on dry slick and raise the air pressures and car is really loose in the middle of the turns when i get back in the gas. Could someone tell me what kind of stagger and air pressures i should run.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 25, 2003 10:06 PM  
Like 17j said let the air preaaure down and control that right foot.

fastride
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted August 27, 2003 07:36 PM  
you can also put more weight on left rear to tighten the car up or put a 2 inch offset on left rear and 4 inch on right rear

skvang
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 27, 2003 09:12 PM  
Thanks guys. I think it might be my right foot more than anything. It sure gets awful heavy. Will putting a stiffer spring in the left rear help me also? I have a 175 in right rear and a 200 in the left rear.

tilley88
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 879
posted August 28, 2003 02:31 AM  
A bigger motor with less gear will help!

MEANGENE83
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted August 28, 2003 11:09 PM  
a stiffer left rear spring will tighten it up too. But, it might make it push on tacky tracks.

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted August 29, 2003 06:42 AM  
If you have a 225 spring the same brand and length as the ones you are using now put it in lr for a dry slick track. Otherwise just put a 3/4 inch spacer under the lr spring.

skvang
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 29, 2003 08:51 PM  
Ok thanks alot guys. Will give it a try and see what happens.

FastEddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted September 03, 2003 11:11 AM  
You are to heavy. Get everything off the car you dont absolutely have to have. If you dont have scales, there is a plan on this forum for a cheap set of scales under the tools section.
At that RPM you are spinning the crap out of your tires. Think about the torque curve for you engine and feather the gas a little so that the rear tires will grab more than spin.
Good Luck! Will you please post what you did and the results? Thanks!

skvang
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 03, 2003 08:19 PM  
The rules say we have to way a minimum of 3500 lbs. We have had lots of rain so it might be a few weeks before we have a dry slick track to see if it works. Was really planing on changing the left rear sprint to make it a little stiffer at get me more left rear bite... I sure hope that helps. Thanks for all the information.

hoot51
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted September 03, 2003 09:36 PM  
What kind of tires do you run we have to run self grooved asphalt slick groove em thin and close for better traction on dry slick that helped me A Lot

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