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Whitelightning
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted July 18, 2005 05:43 AM  
Metric car 1/2 mile track, 1200 rf with 1022 shock. 1000 lf with 1021 shock. rr 200 with 1031 shock. rr 225 with 1035 shock. This car was on rails until we moved up a class and made car lighter. Now it just wont go threw the turns. Even before you get on the brakes the back end wants to pass the front entering the turns. Then we slide all the way threw the turns and have no foward bite. We scaled car after removing the weight and it only had 44 % rear so I assumed this was the problem. However I hung about 150 pounds on back bumper this last race and it really did not seem to help at all. Who ever tought more horsepower and a lighter car would be so different! Just kidding I knew it would change alot but I just cant seem to get this thing back right. Anyone have any ideas please shoot them my way. And please dont say get a camaro lol, thats all I hear at my track now so I really wanna make this Monte fly again This car is also on dot tires 275/60/15

iowa_dirt_track_girl
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 461
posted July 18, 2005 09:31 AM  
Ya people and the camaros dont ya think that if a leaf spring two link suspension was so great NASCAR would be using it instead of a coil spring four link suspension setup

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted July 18, 2005 09:36 AM  
Nascar uses a truck arm suspension. And the reason is because it is the rules, not because it is the best.

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted July 18, 2005 10:49 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by wfoondirt:
Nascar uses a truck arm suspension. And the reason is because it is the rules, not because it is the best.

Poeple following the rules. Thats a conceipt rarely seen in dirt track racing.

enduro80
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted July 18, 2005 02:34 PM  
I dunno I mean I don't claim to be the best set up guy out there but,I hope that when you lightened the car you did also go with lighter springs ?I run a 5/8 mi track and my springs are 1100 rf 900 lf and 175 across the back.It's a metric chassis.Without getting into too much setup of the car it works great for us on a dry slick track .I hope that helps you out.Enduro 80

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 18, 2005 04:23 PM  
oops I messed up, The 200 and 1031 shock afre on the rr. Offsets on the wheels are 4' s on the left and 3's on the right. Air pressure is rf24, rr 18, lr 16, lf 14. Stagger= all four tires were new son it was pretty much strait up maybe a 1/4 inch across rear. Rear springs are the 11 inch afco with pigtail on bottom and adjuster cups on top.

waltonjr1
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted July 18, 2005 07:02 PM  
Put about 25 in your left rear it will tighting you up. its a crutch but will work.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted July 19, 2005 04:47 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by iowa_dirt_track_girl:
Ya people and the camaros dont ya think that if a leaf spring two link suspension was so great NASCAR would be using it instead of a coil spring four link suspension setup

This doesn't really apply to his post because he's already said he doesn't want a Camaro, but you're comparing apples to oranges here. For example, at our track (3/8 mile paved oval), the rules heavily favor leaf spring cars over the metrics. Several people have tried metrics who have all the knowledge needed to make them work to their potential. They just won't beat a Camaro on pavement when the rules mandate stock suspensions without the allowance of moving mointing points. Now on dirt, I've seen the opposite be true. Seems like the metric cars are capable of beating the leaf spring cars easily on dirt when they are setup properly.

    

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