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OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted October 10, 2004 07:44 AM  
I'm making the switch from a coil car to a leaf spring car and am looking for some setup suggestions. I know there isn't much that will translate over to the leaf car ( I watched a guy try to do that ).

I am running primarily on a 1/2 mile, moderately banked track. sweeping turns, long straights

What should I be running for springs, rear, left side, and cross weights. I like running against the birm but Like a car that will go wherever I want it to (who doesn't)

I had my metric working great the last few shows this year and don't want to write off a whole season to the learning curve!

Thanks in advance

The car I bought is a straight rail car, shocks are in the stock location in the front, stock A arms

ctfarm
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Total posts: 206
posted October 13, 2004 06:10 AM  
A good starting point on springs would be ,left front 900,rt 1050,left rear 225,rt200.If you have to run stock mount shocks,the mediums should be ok.As far as the weight goes,it's going to depend on how much you can remove and add.If possible,try 52-54%left,53-55%rear and 49-51% cross.Also use adj. rear shackles so that you can set rear ride height.Use a 2" adj.lowering block on the leftrear,this moves the rollcenter slightly to the left and allows you to adj.rearend squareness.This should get you close.Depending on your rules,there may be other options on shocks and mounting.Hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by ctfarm (edited October 13, 2004).]

OvalRocket34
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted October 13, 2004 08:01 PM  
Thats exactly what I was looking for...

thanks!

Racer98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted October 14, 2004 02:53 PM  
what should the ride heights be around??

ctfarm
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 206
posted October 15, 2004 06:49 AM  
I ran 5"leftfrt,6"rtfrt,5 1/2" left rear,6"rr.This was measured from bottom of frame rails where the bend starts to turn up.

    

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