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WesternAuto17
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Total posts: 569
posted September 06, 2005 10:17 AM  
First, the specs - my car is set at 52% rear, 52% cross and about 53% left weight. The springs are pretty standard - 225 lr, 175 rr, 900 rf and 1000 lf and I run less than an inch of stagger accross the back.

Trouble is that I'm a little loose up off the corner. The car cuts in the corner really well, but I just can't get the power put down like I'd like to. The rear shocks are ProWB 95's (9" with 260/260 valving), I'm thinking of putting some softer shocks in the rear to let it transfer quicker to rear in the center and off the corner.

How soft should I go? Also, should I consider a split valve with an easy down and stiffer up to keep the rear squatted just a little longer?

Any thoughts appreciated.............

CLBaker25
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Total posts: 193
posted September 06, 2005 01:38 PM  
Most cars run a 94 or lower on the rear. I would probably just go with 94 on both sides.

racin78p
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Total posts: 333
posted September 07, 2005 08:01 AM  
WesternAuto17, our set ups are just about the same. I run 200 and 225 in the rear for springs. Shocks in the rear are Pro adjustables, 50/50 right and 90/10 left. The car is very controllable in entry, apex and exit of the corners. If you can, give it a try and check it out.

Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

[This message has been edited by racin78p (edited September 07, 2005).]

racin78p
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Total posts: 333
posted September 07, 2005 08:08 AM  
Forgot to add: what are your rear tire temps after the race? Equal across the back? If the left is not as hot as the right, get more left rear bite into it (add a pound of air to the right front tire will work). What is your rear bite say when scaling? Also how is your camber/caster set up? Check the right front tire for inside and outside tire temps and make sure the whole tread is making contact with the track surface. Main thing is to be sure the rear tires are both doing equal work on getting your car out of the corner and down the straight. Hope this helps some.

Race on.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

    

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