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richard gaddy
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 10, 2005 05:44 PM  
im a avid reader of this forum and try all of the ideas in these posts. i have a 78 camaro super street car with screw jacks in the front with 900 lf spring 1100 rf sring landrum 200lb dirt leaf spring on left rear 200 lb asphalt leaf spring on right rear. i run a 3.8 mile high bank dirt track that goes dry slick in feature. ive tried all kinds of different adj. the only thing that i have found to get around the corners is 6 in. of stagger on the rear and 1in on the front. does that sound logical? what can i do to get back to 1 or 2in of stagger in the set up. big tires are getting hard to get. also i run goodyear 11in dirt track tires. any replies would be appreciated.

DangerZoneRacing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted July 10, 2005 06:06 PM  
I'd say switch the rear springs from side to side. But then again I dont know what the difference between dirt and asphalt leaf springs are. I know last year when my car was super tight where i needed tons of stagger I switched the rear springs from side to side...but i had 75 pound difference between the two springs. Is a asphalt spring stiffer then a dirt or softer? Is there really a difference?

richard gaddy
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 10, 2005 06:10 PM  
the asphalt spring is supposed to have more arch than the dirt.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 11, 2005 04:48 AM  
Check to see that your rear end is square with the car.

ss99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted July 11, 2005 01:36 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by richard gaddy:
the asphalt spring is supposed to have more arch than the dirt.


Actually, the Landrum asphalt springs have LESS arch than the dirt springs. Dirt springs are 6.5" arch and asphalt are 5" arch. The less arch you are running on a corner, the lower that corner will sit and the less weight that corner will carry - assuming you have the same size lowering blocks on both leaf springs.

If your car is tight, switching the leaf springs may loosen it up because you will be taking cross out of the car.

Like Eljojo said, also make sure your rear end is square in relation to the fronts.

[This message has been edited by ss99 (edited July 11, 2005).]

richard gaddy
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 13, 2005 05:56 PM  
o.k. man that answers alot of ??? i had about these springs, ive got them crossed up and thats the way i was told to put them in when i bought them. thanks guys.

    

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