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CHRIS ELLIS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 13, 2005 09:37 PM  
i am converting a camaro from pavement to dirt it has lf-700/rf-1150/lr-150 6-1/4 arch /rr150 5-1/4 arch ,no sway bar, i have no clue what shocks to run the car did not have any when bought it. i tried stock style and they where to short? it has screw jacks up front and set up for bearing mount shocks. any sugg. how this spring setup will work for a starting point should i swap sides with the rear springs? i have no idea where to start on a leaf car and ive rut out of money (new eng,trans,rearend,tires,wheels,seat,stearing,brakes,etc)

dirtrace54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted January 13, 2005 09:44 PM  
what size track

CHRIS ELLIS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 16, 2005 12:02 AM  
3/8 med. bank red clay starts out very wet dries out early in mains

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted January 16, 2005 02:22 AM  
I believe you want to use larger arches in the rear on dirt.
and a good starting point for a camero dirt car would be about 1000 LF 1150 RF 225 LR 200 RR
Good cheap shocks to use are the pro 100s 50/50 for the front. but look around on here and people are selling the bearing shocks for the rears all the time I would go for just 95 rear shocks to start with.

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showtime13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted January 16, 2005 06:38 AM  
I would have to say that Hobby10k is pretty dead on with those numbers!....but do you have a weight limit at the track you plan to run at? and also. I use to put a 1 to 1.5 inch lowering block between the rear end and lr leaf spring. Front shocks...I would say about a 75 lf and a 76 rf for starters.

Good advice.Hobby10k!

CHRIS ELLIS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 16, 2005 05:40 PM  
for some reason with this arch it alredy sit high and the rear shocks are about 4" to short u would think it will sit low with thease springs i got another set with the car but i dont know what they are but the shocks being short are throwing me off they are 20" extended same as the pro shocks i cant measure my ride height till i get springs back together

CHRIS ELLIS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 16, 2005 05:46 PM  
the rear is alredy to high 20" shocks are to short

    

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