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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 04, 2004 08:08 PM  
Hey Hey need some advice on my 79 nova setup. JUst need general info--I've just built a set of "scales" like in the tool box and want to move some weight around..?? The weights are RR 200. LR 204. RF 198. LF 260.
With driver. Car seems loose in middle of corner. have played with stagger but something just does not seem right with setup. Running American racer ec30. asphalt pulloffs. On 8 inch rims. RF and RR have a 6 inch offset rim.--2 inches of backspacing." Are the weights in the ballpark???? Thanks for all the help.....

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 04, 2004 08:29 PM  
Oh yea The track Is a 1/2 mile oil based track. medium ++ Banking. Tight turns. Thanks

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted March 04, 2004 11:56 PM  
Are you Sure you are weighing the car right your total is 862 that is not even close in the true weight of this car My 1979 weights 3200 with driver and Fuel If you want I email my set up to you and see if it helps

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted March 05, 2004 02:13 PM  
Hey Cally66, What front springs are you running?I have a '77 nova and our rules require "stock" springs.I have always ran aftermarket springs.Should I go to the junkyard and find some or get some factory spprings from the dealership.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted March 05, 2004 07:07 PM  
Get some springs from a full size Caddy or a wagon. What is your runout on the rear? 6 inches of offset sounds a bit much .. Try 4 and that should help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted March 05, 2004 08:05 PM  
when using the scales in the tool box you need to multiply all the numbers by 4.
So his 862 means the car weighs 3448.
Eddie go to my web site and download the scale program I created to go with those scales.
These are your percentages.
LEFT 53.8% 1856
REAR 46.9% 1616
CROSS 46.6% 1608
TOTAL 3448

You need more cross weight more rear weight.
We need more info on your setup to give you more help.

Jason Boivin

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