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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted August 18, 2004 06:42 PM  
I Drive a 1/3 mile flat track with sharp tight corners and long straights, Problems with car wanting to push from middle of turn and wants to drive straight and not turn the rest of the corner. May be caused by push in? I also Drive a 1/3 mile oval, momentum type track, (dont need to use brakes much) and car is fine there. Its a hobby stock, my numbers are, with no driver in car, springs 1050, 1150, 200, 175.

Lf 703 Rf 712
lF 816 RR 695

52.2 cross
51.6 rear
51.8 left

No stagger

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted August 18, 2004 07:51 PM  
121lbs of lr bite will go up to 160 or so with driver depending on size.Everything looks good except for cross.Turn this down to 49.5 w/o driver and make the rr pivit from more bite.If to loose go bake up a little and let it roar should be good.Also car works better on sweeping turns because of the larger radius so go back up on your cross for that track.Let us know how it goes. Chuck

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted August 18, 2004 07:55 PM  
Also some stagger if you can get it will help not too much due to your long straights.Maybe an inch thats all.Hope this helps.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted August 18, 2004 09:33 PM  
May swap rear spring for weight change. Flatter tracks like more right rear weight.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted August 19, 2004 10:10 AM  
Tighter turns and a flatter track means you should take some cross out. Right now it's 52.2, so I'd go down to maybe 51.5 at first, possibly down to 51.0 or so. Stiffen the RR spring to 200 or 225 and give it a go

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 179
posted August 19, 2004 04:18 PM  
The most blaring thing I see, is no stagger. Any tight turn track, no matter how long the straights are, will want stagger to get the car through and off the corner. You say it runs good on a 3/8 momentum type track, by momentum I assume you mean sweeping (ie. not tight) corners. Not much stagger needed for sweeping corners.

Add an 1", that shouldn't be enough to really slow you down if it's not the right thing to do. But, it should be enough to feel a difference, for better or worse.

Good Luck.



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