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Author Topic:   setup changes for Dryslick track
posted March 13, 2001 07:45 PM
Something we use to do back when we ran street stocks, of course no weight jacks, we would run reverse stagger on the rear, it always made the car quicker. I guess it would be like running more left rear, or more cross. It really tightened the car up through the corners. (just some notes from history) LOL

posted March 13, 2001 10:33 PM
24 crew is on the right path. Also take out all stagger. I have always had problems running reverse stagger, but it might work in your situation. I would start small. Another thing to try is add a spacer to the left rear or go to a 2 inch offset wheel.

posted March 13, 2001 10:48 PM
I see you said this was your second year racing.Don't want to sound critical,but are you changing your driving style as the track slicks up?Rolling the car into the corner and trying to keep it under you,and smooth throttle application exiting the corners would be some things to try.If you can run 4-wheel brakes this would be a must for the slick track.I'm not real familur with the tires you are running,but i wouldn't be affraid to carry the rear % on up to 55 or 56 %.Also to help with the smooth throttle,we have slowed ours down before.

posted March 14, 2001 03:04 AM
are you to loose or does the car push? air pressure and stagger and wheel off set are all you should need to change after you have the car scaled out right and g400 has it right on the money it takes a lot more patience to run the bottom and a lot more throttle control I know I had the same prob tried to run it in to hard and pushed all the way to the top of the track. get a tape and watch what everybody else is doing and see if you can pick anything else up from a different view point

Hired Gunn
posted March 14, 2001 11:27 AM
im not familiar with the tire u use but i use hoosiers on my street stock. the same as the ones ump latemodels use. i go from 20 compounds all the way around to either 30's or 40's on the right side. this helps me but i dont know if you can get a harder tire to use.

posted March 14, 2001 11:13 PM
If the track is smooth, I would suggest going to softer shocks.Taking stagger out of the rear and adding it to the front, adding more offset to the left rear. Putting a easy up shock on the right front, and changing your corner entry driving style will help also. If you have adjustable brakes changing your front to rear bias will help too. You will need to decide which of these is the best for you, change one thing at atime to find what helps the most. I generally have to do most of these changes because the track changes so much from the heat to the feature.

posted March 15, 2001 07:56 AM
Yes,you can make the throttle rod lower in the rear.I have drilled extra holes in the pedal so i can lower it.Also you can bend the rod so it is lower.If you run a holley 4-barrell,they have a lever rod(from front barrell to rear that opens rear)that is for dryslick tracks.It will slow the 4-barrell down.Makes it open slower and smoother.There is a few tricks to slow the 2-barrell and quadrejet 4 barrell down also.