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Author Topic:   pull lf tire off ground?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted June 04, 2004 05:40 PM  
how can i get my car to do this??monte carlo
74 model the car is very fast the way it is but some of the other guys are doing this and they are flyin springs are lf 1000 rf12000 rr 225 lr 225 no screw jacks thanks for your help

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted June 04, 2004 06:21 PM  
Use a very lite R.R. spring, but it steers better with both front tires on the ground.

[This message has been edited by BiggerBill (edited June 04, 2004).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted June 04, 2004 10:46 PM  
how lite of spring would it take??

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted June 05, 2004 10:57 AM  
lite rr and heavy rf, some guys put a chain to the lower contol arm to the frame so the left front dont have as much travel. Car doesnt drive to easy though, its really touchy if u dont get the corner just right

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted June 07, 2004 07:51 AM  
Why you possibly want your car to do that?

Losing 25% of the tire rubber on the track is never good. The cars beating you aren't faster just becase they're hanging the lf. They'd be even faster if all 4 remained on the track.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted June 07, 2004 08:43 AM  
Yup... a stocker will always be faster with all 4 tires. If the LF lifts, you're wasting valuable power on smashing the suspension.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted June 07, 2004 11:02 AM  
this is the way i look at it.
i try to get the car to handle how i want it to. and get lots of forward bite.
i dont care if the front tire is on the ground barely or 3 feet off the ground. you want the rear wheels biting hard.
the best set up for a street stock would be to have most the weight offthe lf but it still barely on the ground so you still have alittle more ability to turn the car.
in my mod i can not tell the difference between tire up and tire down, except when you get in trouble you want the tire down so you can turn out of it.
pretty much my advice, dont worry about hiking up the lf. worry about getting the most forward bite and a nuetral car.

neil rucker
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posted June 14, 2004 06:35 PM  
hey wayoutfront, try it. I promise it is NOT faster.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted June 14, 2004 08:10 PM  
I rather pull both fronts and have to use weight on the front to hold her down like I'm a pulling tractor. But since this isn't going to work then I'd much rather have all 4 and especially the rear two planted firmly on the ground.


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