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woody53
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted May 05, 2004 06:43 PM  
I have noticed after reading other posts that i am the only one with 16" springs under the rear of my car. The springs tend to bow outward when compressed. Shorter springs make the car squat too low. How do i fix the problem without weight jacks? Or am i just wasting time worrying about it? (the springs are brand new afco 5x16 200 left and 175 right)

gould
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted May 05, 2004 07:01 PM  
i got 11's on the back and 12's cut to 10.5 on the front. car handles great

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turnleft43
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted May 05, 2004 07:14 PM  
Woody, What is too low ? Our car has a ride height of about 9 in. from bottom of frame to the floor. Were using 11 in. springs with weight jacks, 200 lr and 175 rr. The nice thing about the coil spring that its easier to change the spring if u want too. Try a 12 in. spring and see if that will help.

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 578
posted May 05, 2004 08:40 PM  
i run the same 16" springs you do. but i fix mine with weight jacks. dont know of any other way.

luke

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 05, 2004 09:51 PM  
woddy are you using the stock mounting plate or are they mounted up above like 5's are i ran 14 in springs on the stock plate and it seamed like a monster truck compared to all the guys i ran agains i went to 11's this year and it made a heck of a difference with forward bit

    

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