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DEEDDUDE
Member
posted August 27, 2001 04:55 PM
I need to tighten car up. loose in, thru, and out. This is my current set-up. 3400lbs. 3/8 mile with banking. 53% left, 51% rear 49% cross. No stagger. Soft springs LF950 RF1050 LR225 RR 200. I'm ran what I had (asphalt car converted) but these spring rates are close to what everyone is running; at least that's what they tell me. Would raising RF and LR spring rates help put more cross weight in car? If not, what will? I'm having to put a front clip on the car due to a wreak that bent the frame horns, so I may be able to lighten it up a bit and put some in the back. I'll shoot for a set-up close to what the Cox brothers recommend. Thanks in advance for your help. Deed


BK19
Member
posted August 27, 2001 07:08 PM
yes stronger springs in the right front and the left rear (i would try a 250# in the left rear )will raise your cross wieght and also more air pressure in the right front and less pressure in the left front will tighten your car up


DL406
Member
posted August 27, 2001 08:21 PM
Deed, do you have weight jacks in your chassis and what tires do you have to run. Are there some springs in the shop you could try? Ran 3400 lbs car for several years and there are several options I could reccomend depending on your resourses.


DEEDDUDE
Member
posted August 27, 2001 09:21 PM
Thanks for the help guys. DL I have hidden spring adjusters both front and rear. I will buy 4 new springs as soon as I put new frame horns on. The damage wasn't as bad as it looked. Should be done by the weekend. I'm willing try anything reasonable, most people around here are "hush hush" on set-up and springs. I run the 265/60 Hoosier dirt stockers on a 10" rim. What air pressures did you run? If similar tire. Thanks for your help. Deed


DL406
Member
posted August 28, 2001 09:55 PM
Deed, BK is right on the stiffer RF, but for now I would soften the RR to a 175 and not relevel your chassis. This will also add some crossweight by increasing your LR ride height. I've try'ed to explain my reasoning behind this but my sever cuts me offline before I get done. I'll e-mail you tomorrow night.


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