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Author Topic:   front springs?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 137
posted August 25, 2004 07:25 PM  
Could too soft of front springs cause a car to be terribly loose on dry slick?

I am thinking along the lines of doing the opposite of whats needed to cure a push?

I have tried set ups all accross the board.

48-54 cross
52-54.5 rear
0-1 stagger
51-54 left

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 28, 2004 01:33 PM  

too soft of front springs will make your car terrible loose. What are your spring rates? And corner weights?


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 137
posted August 29, 2004 09:42 AM  

54.3 l
54 r
3215 t


I am getting 4-5 inches of travel of the rsides.

nova leaf car on imca tires.

I tried 1200s in the front and it seemed pushy unless I was on the gas or set it real hard with the rear brake. the track never went dry, fri or sat.

sat I went to 1200/1100 but again it was tacky.

im putting in some afco rears, they rate 980 at 4 inches of compression, and my current landrums rated 680, so that should give me less roll over on the rr, maybe some wt will stay on the lr?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted August 31, 2004 09:01 AM  
your car is definitely a strange one to scale out like that with those springs. i think you have so much rear bite that its screwing the car up. 52.8% cross shouldn't be loose. you must have some ballast in the rear too?

try something like a 1000 LF and 1200 RF, or maybe a 900LF and 1200 RF to increase that split, then you'll have to take some rear bite away by moving the ballast or, if nothing else works, put a 250 in the RR.. rather not do that though.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 137
posted August 31, 2004 07:55 PM  
Ive been told enough times i need 58-60 rear that im going to install the new springs and get to 58 rear for friday night.

its got 250 of lead in it.

Ive tried as little as 40 lbs of bite, no diff.


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