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supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 11, 2005 12:34 PM  
The track this past week had a few ruts. When I would hit them, my right rear would bounce until half way down the straights. I checked my shocks and they were fine. I'm running the heavy duty kyb shocks. Have to run a stock shock. No Bilsteins. Springs are 1200 rf, 1000 lf, 300 lr, and 250 rr. Car has to weigh 3600 (mine weighs 3700). Any ideas on what would cause this? Other than the bounce, it handles pretty good.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted June 11, 2005 03:36 PM  
What kind of car? Are you running extreme trailing arm angles? A little more info would help.
Nick

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 11, 2005 05:08 PM  
Sorry, should have included that. It's an early 80's caprice. Everything is stock mounted.

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 11, 2005 05:21 PM  
and it's been scaled. The numbers are good. Don't have them in front of me right now but the percentages are in the ballpark of 53% left side, about 50% rear, and 49% cross.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted June 17, 2005 11:39 AM  
how did you test the shock just beacause it looks preety doesn't mean its good.

29
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted June 17, 2005 12:44 PM  
What is a preety shock? Sorry, but your question is absolutely insulting.

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted June 17, 2005 01:04 PM  
he took the shock off and checked it out.

supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 17, 2005 01:53 PM  
You would think it would be a shock. That's why I'm confused. I don't really know what else would cause it. It doesn't really seem to slow me down much.

merlinmech2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted June 17, 2005 06:48 PM  
Shock, bent wheel, broken belt in tire. If all 3 are ok, check for a loose trailing arm or mount. Good luck.

harome1xc
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted June 25, 2005 11:02 AM  
Had that problem- was easy to notice for us but the shock was bottoming out and it would bounce like crazy.

backofpack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted June 25, 2005 11:27 AM  
check your axle to see if its bent

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