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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted June 29, 2005 07:12 PM  
first time i've put my car on the scales and this is what i have.
cross 46.7% left 52% rear 46.8% total 3250
springs are
lf 1000
rf 1100
lr 250
rr 175
that is full of fuel with me in it. any ideas on different springs to get more percent in rear?? i'm leading points at my track and have been running car like this all year, would like to make it better. HELP PLEASE!!

i run on a big 3/8 mile medium banked.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted June 29, 2005 08:43 PM  
i forgot. individual wheel weights are

lf 844
rf 884
lr 851
rr 675

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 29, 2005 08:44 PM  
Originally posted by racer17j:
can you add weight to the car or take some off the front if not maybe move stuff around, get a bigger cell move battery to trunk , heavier rear bumper but the bottom line is you have to physicly do it. what kinda car is it that seames pretty heavy unless thats the min you have to run start gutting the front end out there is alot of weight you just have to take the time to cut it out ounces make pounds

already have battery in the trunk, and we don't have a minimum weight rule. it can weigh whatever i want it to. what can i "gut" out of the front?? theres nothing there but the frame and cage. just some questions. thanks

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted June 30, 2005 04:13 AM  
Well remove rocker panels and replace with plastic and rivits.= 30lbs. Theres about 40lbs. setting in the inner structure on the top of the roof. Your windshield shroud like where your wiper motor would be theres like 10 lbs. there. Take your floor board on the right side and cut out like where you feet would go in a sqaure and then replace it with lighter metal and rivit it same behind in the back seat area we got rid of about 45 in the froor and still very safe and neat. Fender wells on the back and front and replace with black plastic and any under coating on the car it really adds up. Then take your saw or cutter and cut off any bolts that are too long put everything in a plastic bag as you go and that way you can see what you take off and you will be surprised. Remember as you change the car it doesnt mean that it is getting better it is as it gets lighter and you adding weight where you want but car will not handle the same so be prepared to change a few things as you gain more traction and rear %. You are leading the points so you dont want to go and mess that up. Congrats on leading and goodluck in the future.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted June 30, 2005 08:02 PM  
the big ???????????? is how does it drive are feel?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted July 03, 2005 05:02 PM  
if your leading the points i would say leave it alone, maybe make some small changes but save the major stuff until the off season and really kick their butts next year..congrats on the point lead

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted July 04, 2005 10:40 AM  
I second that, if you are leading the points, the car must be setup as good or better than your competition.....finish out the year and win you championship....then go to work making it even better for next season.

If you can't work em in close & git em in your face with their orange landing gear down, don't bother taking the safety off......


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