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dtd_93
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted May 15, 2004 07:04 AM  
i'm have trouble gettin my car into the corner it think i know what my problem is but not too sure so i come here
i got
1000 800
225 200
now with the 225 on t he lr would that be throwin the car into the corner??? once the car is set it is wicked fast. pull on the whole feild... but they will try to come and get me goin ini have to slow down and they just stay one speed, or so it looks.,

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 15, 2004 10:00 AM  
Not near enough info to tell anything about what you need to do. Reverse split can be awesome wether you like it or not.

TravisA
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 15, 2004 06:49 PM  
here's the scale #'s
left 51.7
rear 48.5
cross 49.2

and the wheel weights are as fallows

lf 907 rf 821
lr 832 rr792
total weight 3353
the car is fast won my heat and the feature last night but the copition is closin in on entry and i am pullin on them on exit,, wanna see if i can get more on them on entry,
what ever eles ya wanna know i will tell
the car is kinda pushin goin in untill i get it slowed up and set.. then can pull off like jack the bear...

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted May 15, 2004 08:18 PM  
dtd-93 With the stronger spring on the L.F. this will make the car tight going in an to middel an will not effect it getting out.You can swap the springs across an reset your wheel weights as they are now an the car will loosen on entry .You can use more L.S.% like go to 53% an this will loosen you in an help getting off also.Your crossweight is low also if you change it to 52-53% this will help the car turn in better an come off better also.Remember to check your ride heights or wheel weights an put them back to same when you change springs or add weight if you do not you will not get the results you want.Now if you want to you can put about a 2 -3" smaller tire on the L.F. an this will loosen you in & tighten you off. If you choose to try any of this please post the results. Good luck cd2

dtd_93
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted May 16, 2004 06:17 AM  
see the way it is now it is tight goin in loose in the middle and will push a little comin off.... the push commin off don't bother me just use your foot to judge the amount of track between you and the wall

but it seems like when i come into the corner it'll turn in and then try to push for a sec and then be losse for a sec till the body rolls over or somethin once it is rolled over and everything i am gone..

racer038
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted May 16, 2004 07:13 AM  
My car would be real loose on entry with those numbers. I would suspect something binding or shock related. The light RF may be overloaded on entry and plow for a bit Check suspension travel, shock travel, look for a bad shock or bushing, all four corners. If nothing is found, my first attempt to fix would be switching the front springs. You would expect this to make the car worse. If it doesn't get worse or stays the same, you know that something else is messing with you. Good luck.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted May 16, 2004 09:04 AM  
Make sure you have ehough rear brake to get the rear end around on entry.

cd2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted May 16, 2004 10:27 AM  
dtd-93 Could be that the push going in could be the reason for the loose in the middle,this is what i mean. As you turn in an the car pushes you keep the wheels turned to the left an you start slowing the car down as the front wheels start getting a bite an with the wheels turned left the rear breaks loose an you are rolling or getting on the gas an causeing loose oversteer. When the car does hook up it gets tight off from not enough rear stagger. Sometimes if you just sit down an picture in your mind what the car is doing going in ,around an off an where the front tires are pointed at each point you can work these problems out .Like i said the stronger L.F. spring will make you tight in .Just swap the front springs an rescale back to the same wheel weights an try the car an see what it is like. If you have bolted on weight on the left side down low raise some of it up about 12-16" an this will help transfer quicker an get side bite quicker.As for the push off it should be a major concern an the reason why is speed.When you go in the car should set an you should be back on the gas an work the gas & steering wheel to get around the middle as quick as possible an the car should start to get a good bite an drive off as straight an fast as possible. this should start happening about the 3/4 mark an from there out it should be working good enough to let it drift out if need to or will turn down under another car if need to.If you have a throttle push off an you back pedal you loose time an speed an if you cant turn under an stay wide open you loose speed.There is more than one way to fix your problems but only one correct way an there are bunch of band aids .Check your breaks an be sure they are right,check your bump steer or bump toe out to much will cause bad things to happen an if these are right then get your setup right an go from there.Like i said you might try a small L.F. tire an see if this will stop the push in an let me know.That will tell a lot. cd2

dtd_93
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted May 18, 2004 05:44 PM  
i gave the car a bit of a shake down test and found some play in the left upper control arm and the rearend, so i fixed that the holewas worn out pretty bad and gonna try that and then next will be to swap the coils don;t wanna change too much at once..

    

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