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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted January 15, 2005 07:36 AM  
Never raced before and built my car from a street legal car. Its an 86 Monte Carlo LS. Going to be running a 3/8s mile high banked clay track that varies from tacky to dry slick depending on whether we run first, last or somewhere in between. Min Car weight is 3500lbs, I expect to be over that a little... Fuel cell, battery box, and myself are all on the left side of the car. I bought a 900lb LF and an 1100lb RF spring. Have to order the rears and not sure what to get. Would 300lb LR and 250lb RR be too heavy or not? Would 250lb LR and 200lb RR be to light for that heavy of a car and most of the weight on the left side?? THANKS!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted January 15, 2005 04:13 PM  
You should not have anytrouble building a metric under 3500#. The front springs sound good. I started last season with a 300lr and a 250 rr but then switched to a 250lr and a 200rr. Thats at 3450 with 54% rear.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 776
posted January 16, 2005 12:22 AM  
Hey o5 Everybody I have ever talked to aroung here run a 25lb split. Do you notice a diff. with the bigger split. I ran 225-200 last year and I think I will go up to 250-225

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 17, 2005 05:27 AM  
MetricMonte, you may think about stiffer fronts on that car. I run 1000 lf and 1250 rf, and am getting a 1300 rf for this year. Kept bottoming out the rf when the track was a little rough. It all depends on how you drive the car, what you will end up with. My rear springs are 250 lr and 225 rr. Seems to be the set up for dry slick on a high banked 4/10's track for me. I run a 85' Regal frame/Olds bodied 3340 lb factory stock (ain't much "factory" about it!), and I put it in HARD into the corners. What brakes, who said brakes? Pitch it left and hold on. Hope your first year is a good one, good luck!!!

if it ain't fun, then don't run

Gomer T
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 18, 2005 06:22 PM  
I run a 85 monte 3400#. RF 1100 LF 900
LR 300 RR 250 Car cornered great. Started the year with diff. rear springs LR 250 RR 175 and had way to much body roll.
P.S. Get a set of Bilstien shocks.


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