posted January 30, 2004 01:25 PM
Last year we ran 1100# RF and a mystery spring in the LF (I think it was about 800# or slightly higher). It was an old truck spring cut down, and with an equation I found it seemed to come out to around 825#.
Anyway, I think I want a hair more push on exit. My idea was to get a 1200# for the RF and move the 1100# to the LF. OR, keep the RF @ 1100# and get a 1000# for the LF. Either way, get the split much closer -- it seems that a lot more strength on the RF would also make the LR try to do too much work and the RR do less (and therefore break loose easier).
My old man actually suggested putting a 1200# in the RF and leaving the mystery spring in the LF. His thinking is that it'd be too pushy with just a 100# split in front.
We ran a 1/4ths high-banked and a 3/8ths semi-banked, dirt, w/a metric Monte, weighed about 3100 lbs. Ran on street tires (245/60/15 right, 235/60/15 left). The rear springs might be little soft compared to most (about 220 LR, 185 RR).
I'd also mention cross-weight and front to rear weight but don't know 'em. That's another thing on the "want to do" list.
My thinking was to get the front springs closer in rate to induce a little push off.
Entry and the middle seemed OK -- but coming out was the problem. We were underpowered and undergeared compared to most anyway, so the arrse-swinging didn't help at all.
Any thoughts on what you like to run as per split in the front end? Thanks much.