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RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted April 04, 2005 09:21 AM  
Hi All, Like to bounce my setup off the forum to see if anyone sees a problem. I run a metric an a 3/8 semi bank dirt track that goes dry slick. My car weighs 3300. RF 1200 lf 1050 rr 200 lr 225. Shocks: lf 5/3 rf 6/2 rr 5 lr 3/5. Tires: running the AR IMCA. Offsets rf 2 lf 3 rr 4 lr 2 or 4. Percentages when I can scale it: left 52% rear 51% cross 49%. Please let me know what ya think. Thanks, race

AtomicPunk
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted April 04, 2005 10:32 AM  
Looks pretty good to me. I have a metric and the off I run are both fronts at 3, rr 4 with a 1/2" spacer or a 3, lr 2 or 3, depending on how slick. Probably could use a little more cross, like 51 or more. I run 52 1/2 cross. Godd luck!

RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted April 05, 2005 11:29 AM  
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11mt40
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted April 05, 2005 11:46 AM  
Looks pretty good. We used to run a metric last year and for front springs we ran a 1000 on the lf and a 1300 on the rf and for rear springs we ran them a bit stiffer with a 250 on the rr and a 275 on the lr. Sometimes we put the 275 on the rr and put in a 300 in the lr then we would take off some weight. For offsets we used to run a 2" on the right front with about 22 lbs. in it when it got dry. Just some ideas for you. worked good for us. Good Luck!!

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted April 05, 2005 07:47 PM  
Looks good for a starting point. Except for the cross, just about what I run. I like above 51%. Good luck!

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RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted April 06, 2005 07:43 AM  
Thanks All. I'll post how it runs. Three weeks to go. Race

RangeRover
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 279
posted April 07, 2005 10:14 PM  
I don't know about you guys, but I couldn't run that low of rear %; the car would have no bite on exit when it went slick! I can picture a car pretty crossed up with the driver steering right to catch the loose rear end- slow lap times. You know that tire is pretty hard. Also, I don't think I'd want less than 50% cross, again so the car could have better exit bite. I'd prefer 51.5% cross, but keep in mind that alot of cross (near 53ish) will loosen you up when you let off the gas on entry enough to get your attention.

I guess you have to try it first, but I like to tighten the car up first in the set up because it's easy to temporarily free it up- 2" BS on RR, stagger, lower or remove ballast, etc.

    

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