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DIRTDOG311
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted February 28, 2004 02:22 PM  
I need help with the setup on my pure street car. Its a 79 monte all stock except for a little tweaking with the stock 305cid. I run on a 3/8 clay track, moderately banked. We can run any street tire as long as it is a 60 series or less. My current tire sizes are: RF 245/60/15, RR 235/60/15, LR 215/60/15, and LF 195/75/14. I don't know a lot about tire stagger, this is the way some one told me to do it and I tried it. I did move the shims in the front end to lean the tires to the left. The car pushes a lot on entry and then falls to the bottom on exit. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted February 28, 2004 05:48 PM  
I haven't changed anything on the toe in/out. It's still set like it was when i got the car.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 28, 2004 06:57 PM  
The car handles pretty godd by the time our feature starts and the track has dried. I have never finished out of the top ten, I'm trying to get it to the front. I'll try to find some scales to get the cross weight. I have been told that I have too much stagger with the 14"LF and 15"RF wheels.

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outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted February 28, 2004 08:30 PM  
stagger on the front will tighten the car up as it causes an increase in crossweight. if you want to loosen the car up, try running the same size tires on the front and some stagger on the rear. also try more air pressure in the LF and RR and less pressure in the LR.

dan ferry
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted February 28, 2004 08:33 PM  
you changed camber on the tires and never set toe? what about caster? you need to set the front end up properly try to get around 3degrees negative camber on rf and remove all shims on lf that will give you around 1 to 1 1/2 degrees positive set caster higher on the right front atleast 2 derees more try for like 2 dgrees positive on lf and 4 on right front just as an example keep caster positive and a 2 degree split this and the camber will make car turn left on its own set toe in/out last at 1/8" out. leave the same tires on and try car again if it still pushes take some stagger out of the front you have a small tire on the left front which is putting more left rear bite in car maybe too mucc for track conditions do u run a sway bar? if so i can give some ideas on making it adjustable if not leave it off.

DIRTDOG311
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted February 28, 2004 08:40 PM  
I moved all the shims in the front to the right side to lean the tires to the left. I also run the factory sway bar in front and rear.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 28, 2004 09:41 PM  
I think you have way too much front stagger,i'd run at least 245's all the way around and use tire pressure to get stagger.

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