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OppendikeRacing29
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Total posts: 135
posted May 07, 2005 02:57 PM  
What rear percent are guys running in their street stocks with 450+ HP, can you get too much?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 07, 2005 09:51 PM  
like racer17J said, rule of thumb is 54- 55% rear, but in our camaro i am running 57-58% rear,we are a little heavier than most,but i am hooked up coming off corner, and really pulling them hard down the straight! Just depends on your car and what feels good to the driver, I also run more cross weight than most people do,so i get away with a little more rear%. If I was you I would start at 54 - 55%, and if you need more then add a little at a time. The right foot also plays a big part in staying hooked up on the exits of the corners, especially on the dry slick tracks!! With that horse power depending on the track condition, you probably need to ease into the throttle!! KEEP SLINGING THE DIRT!!!

OppendikeRacing29
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted May 08, 2005 10:51 AM  
im at about 58 now but about 300 pounds over weight, i could take off the lead to get down to weight and i would prolly be around 54 but just wondering how much bite it would give up, it might be worth it

The Vanburen Rocket 22
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted May 08, 2005 01:06 PM  
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Originally posted by OppendikeRacing29:
im at about 58 now but about 300 pounds over weight, i could take off the lead to get down to weight and i would prolly be around 54 but just wondering how much bite it would give up, it might be worth it
you might try to take some off. I ran the first week at 55% finished third in feature,was spinning the tires coming off,I went to 58% this week and the car really came off the corner good! We won feature friday night, and won last night.It just made all the difference for my car anyways! but every car, and driver is a little different,make small changes until you find a setup you are comfortable with.We are running close to 500 horse also, and I would rather be a little heavy and hooked up,than be light and spinning,coming off the corner.Being light dont win races, being hooked up does!


    

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