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Author Topic:   ride height, and caster/camber
sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted April 15, 2004 08:56 PM  
ive got an 80 malibu street stock, and i was wondering if someone could help me with my ride height, what it should be on all 4 corners, and also how i go about setting my frnt end up... how far to turn wheels, what to zero gauge out, and all that good stuff.

dont know if it matters but our rules are 3,000 lbs, engine is set back to almost #1 balljoint, and stock type suspension.

right now the front sits a little higher than the front, with 9' r/f 8 3/4 l/f. and both rears are around 8 1/2..
i can take the buckets out of the frnt and trim them som more..

thanks

joeyi07
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted April 16, 2004 04:58 AM  
lf3" rf3.5"lr4"rr4.5 kick the rf in 3.5 degrees and the lf pull top out 1.75 degrees 4 deg.caster on rf 1deg.lf set the toe .25"out put a socket under the rear and jack it up until the rr lifts off the ground and the lr just hits ground that is called wedge or cross you needs to get a weight jack some trick springs 9" front 12 to 14"rear got to go must start somewhere your setup now will start and finish you quick lol

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted April 16, 2004 07:08 PM  
thanks for the info im tring i got it dropped a little bit, and tomorow ill try to set the frnt before race time..

beleive it or not i averaged 5th-6th place finish all year with the car like it is..i just adapted to it and learn to drive it.

also on the ride height were are you talking about the measurements, i was going from floor to frame..

thanks again

joeyi07
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted April 17, 2004 05:09 AM  
frame to ground on level surface if you set the caster and camber right the steering wheel will come back by itself lol

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