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Author Topic:   Car loose in corner
twleach
Member
posted November 06, 2001 09:10 PM
I need some advice on what to change to keep my '80 Camaro from being so loose in the turns. I race on 1/4 mile clay tracks. Any advice would be appreciated.


AC156
Member
posted November 07, 2001 08:22 AM
Loose coming out of the turn. I really have to be careful with the gas peddle or I have my hands full.


AC156
Member
posted November 13, 2001 08:35 AM
I agree. That still sound awful high.


twleach2
Member
posted November 19, 2001 11:17 AM
well sounds like u need a big word bite u need to get the floor jack and a socket put it in the center of the rear end and jack the car up and see which clears the ground first this a quick check if u dont have scales available u need the right rear 1.5 to 1.75 off the floor or u can use a 2x4 which is not a true 2 inches set the tire pressure as recommended and try less stagger 1 in may be the best also camaros was made with 4 different factory rear springs on dirt the 4 leafs are better the 5 leaf are not as soft try .5to 1 inches stagger in the front also and what type of shocks are u running and what are your ride heights sound like u may have too much stagger

[This message has been edited by fastrack1 (edited December 30, 2001).]

BrianW
Member
posted January 03, 2002 03:29 PM
I know you could definately lower those tire pressures! I run smaller tires (by rules) and run 20 RF, 18LF, 16 LR, 18RR I've gone down to 17/14/15/16 depending on track condition. You've got to be sliding all over the place at those pressures!


twleach2
Member
posted January 04, 2002 11:37 AM
check with steve smith autosports also, they have some great books to help get your car set up also. those books can be found in any stock car racing book too.
I agree with the assessment of you other guys too, jack the car up and see which side clears first, that is how I used to do it before I went to modifieds and was forced to scale play with your preassures and RECORD the info in a spreadsheet so you can use it later. I CRS so I write everything down. practice will make for a better car. also try some different tire sizes, I use weathermaster tires for the wifes pure stock they work well for traction lot like hoosiers
only sideways.


34Racing
Member
posted February 06, 2002 07:59 PM
Check your private mail, I sent an html chart describing handling problems and some of their solutions. Sorry that I could not copy it to this post. If anyone would like an e-mail attachment please send me a request to machinah@aol.com.


cd2
Member
posted February 08, 2002 07:20 AM
TWLeach Try putting a half inch lowering block under the right rear spring or add one half inch of arch to left rear spring. Either one will put more cross weight into chassis.You can also use a stronger spring on the left rear.Any or all of this will tighten you up getting off corner. cd2


twleach2
Member
posted February 19, 2002 05:02 PM
I got the email, Machinah. Thanks. It will save me a lot of time during my test and tune sessions this spring. Thanks again to all for all the great advice.


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