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Author Topic:   Springs and shocks
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted October 11, 2005 09:59 PM  
Now that the season is over I want to freshen up my 4 year old car that I have had all summer. I didn't build the car initally so I can only guess what it's sitting on. I run on a 3/8 mile slightly banked kinda D shaped track that is usually real tacky. I've got a 1976 F body Purestock. Was told that it's got Landrum springs on all 4 corners 200, 225 rear. 1000, 1200 front and Carrera shocks. Is this what I want to replace with? I see few shocks that are classified as medium, heavy and ex heavy valved. Carrera does not seem to offer this in a direct replacement shock. Just a front and a rear part number. Do my spring rates seem correct? What size are the front coils?
I think they are 5.5 o.d. but what free length 8.5 or 9.5? I am also going to get the frame reset I'ts gotta be sagging because I cant get any positive camber in the left front.
Sorry for all the questions but I want to do this right.

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted October 12, 2005 03:51 AM  
Well springs look pretty good but its all up to you and how you think the car handled. As far as your last statement on getting positive canber on the left i would check for bent upper or lower control arms and or worn out bushings. If you cannot still get what you want simply cut your brackets off and move it back and out a little and vise wersa for the right side so you can get the settings you want. I would look for like 1-1.5 positive camber for the left with 1.5 positive caster and for the right around negative2.5 to 4.0 camber "depending on banking" and around 4.5 positive caster. Have a good one

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