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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 11, 2005 03:41 PM  
use to run monte carlo last 4 years .this year gor a camaro and been fighting the thing all year
i need to tighten the car up fron center of corner off.on old coil spring i would just change rr spring to a softer spring and that would do the trick.but with leafs its not that easy . dont wanna change stagger cause i finally got it going in good ,what i thought about was lowering the right rear with the a little taller block. what do you think lowering right rear will do for me in this case? or more weight on left rear be better in this case u think.i already got like 150 split from left to right
give me your ideas on this thanks

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted August 11, 2005 04:02 PM  
Oba, give this a try: If you have multiple hole shackles in the rear, Move the left side up one knotch (take out a little bite) Slip a couple wedge shims in to get about 5-7 degrees of downward pinion angle. Take the bands off the back half of the leafs. I suspect you aren't transferring enough weight to the RR with that much bite. Be sure that you aren't botoming out anywhereand have plenty of shock travel.
Good Luck!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted August 13, 2005 08:11 AM  
If you're running the same spring rates that you did with coils, you're too stiff in the rear. Leafs are rated differently than coils and are generally installed softer than a coil spring car. It doesn't take that long to swap leafs, and it's worth it to find the right rate. Once you get the rate right, it will be very consistent.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 13, 2005 10:11 AM  
yeah i know that much,got a 175 on rr 200 on left . just cant get the role i like to feel on the right rear tire .think i will try that with the shackle might help.


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