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Author Topic:   pushing real bad
hobby39
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted May 09, 2004 06:36 AM  
77 nova hobby stock around 3500LBS. Don't have my scale numbers in front of me. Car has been handling real good for the first three races. I was running truck shocks in the rear and broke a shock. instaed of getting a new truck shock i decided to replace both shocks with OEM nova shocks. I pushed extremly bad.
But here's the kicker someone mentioned it looked like my right front caliper was sticking and sure enough it is, I can turn it by hand but it definately has a lot of drag. My question is would that (caliper sticking) be enough to cause the severe push or should i worry about the shock swap also.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted May 09, 2004 08:47 AM  
I'd say the caliper sticking had alot to do with it. But the truck shocks have a higher dampening rate than the stock stuff and probably was helping the hookup on the gas. Were you pushing on the brake,gas, or coasting?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 09, 2004 08:52 AM  
It was pushing both on the gas or coasting. I even tried swinging out near the wall before entering the turns to get a different angle and nothing helped. It got worse the dryer it got.

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