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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted October 23, 2005 10:26 AM  
I know this question has been asked 100 times but here goes. I run a 80`s Regal with stock springs (don`t know the rates) and Napa special shocks. Last year i did pretty well but struggled with keeping the rear end from spinning around in corners. I scaled the car twice and at the end of the year and was able to get my rear % up to around 50 to 51%, that really helped but I was still bouncing around to much. We run a high banked small 1/4 mile and a medium banked large 1/4 mile track. My question is what spring rates (and manufacturer) should I look at getting, and what stock appearing shocks are the way to go in this Regal? The car weighs 3280lbs with me in it (has to weigh 3200lbs).

Thanks a Ton!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted October 23, 2005 08:37 PM  
Bilstein street stock shocks!

-stand on it-

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted October 24, 2005 03:53 AM  
Well the first thing i would do is pull springs and have them checked for spring rate you probally should have like a 1050 left front and a 1150 to 12 right front around 235 lr and 200 right rear. We have run carrera 50/50 and they are really great front shocks but we have blown a few of them out on the back but still run one on the right and a bilstien valved shock on the left rear. Just checked the front shocks and they are still good after three years so thats really good i think.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 24, 2005 04:52 PM  
Thanks guys, I think I`ll go with Bilstien all the way around ,they`ve got to be better then the Napa special I was running. As for the springs, the most common suggestion is 1100rf and 900rf with 200lr and 175rr. I will give this a try.

Thanks again

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted October 25, 2005 11:53 PM  
I had NAPA shocks on my car and it bounced like a boat on the lake. We changed to bilstein's and no more seasickness. We did find that it helps to use a small jack to compress them to get the bolts started.

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