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Author Topic:   set up help for a newbie
jesup76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted August 01, 2005 10:44 PM  
Hello all, First year racing and I am not the best set up man. I have a 73 mustang that weighs about 3100 pounds. I am having a hard time getting off the corners (tight center off) and no forward bite. Springs are
lf 1000
rf 1050
lr 200
rr 225

Leaf springs in rear. 50.5 rear percentage
cannot remember cross. no pinion angle (not for sure how to change this) Any info would be great and if I have left any thing out let me know
Blaine

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted August 02, 2005 04:52 AM  
For a quick fix swap rear springs and add stagger

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted August 02, 2005 07:58 AM  
and bump up r/f spring 100-150 lbs..

like he said swap rears and will be alot better..

sidebiteu259
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted August 02, 2005 12:10 PM  
I myself would put a softer left rear spring. right now it is driving off the left rear more than it is the right rear (tight) To keep it for pushing the left rear harder in to the ground take some spring rate out so that corner of the car yields more. With soft springs in the rear it will allow for the *** to squat and transfer weight easier hinch forward bite. Another fix would be to run some easy up shocks in the front. Rule of thumb you never want to run to stiff of a spring up front cause it does not allow the front end to raise up, and when you get on a deeply rutted track the car will ride like a dump truck empty

rickb33
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted August 02, 2005 12:35 PM  
how stiff of a front spring are you talking about?

tin cup
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted August 02, 2005 02:13 PM  
I would go with powerglides and SC1. Nothing personal sidebite, but that sound's like a band-aid for another problem. I run lf 900, rf 1100, lr 225, rr 175. Ran it on 1/4 and 3/8 mile semi-banked.

    

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