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ARR
Member
posted May 20, 2002 01:20 PM
quote:
Originally posted by ARR:
I have a 76 Monte Carlo that weighs about 3650 lbs. springs are 1000 LF, 1250 RF, 250 LR, 225 RR-ride hts. are correct have about 5/8" stagger more in the front than rear-off sets are 3" LF LR RF and 31/2" on RR-using AR G-60 tires. All ballast is either on the L side and center of trunk area. I am having problems getting traction in the A feature with dryslick condition, the car handles well its just when I get back on the gas my tires are fust spinning. The right side tires were alot warmer than the left sides after the race was over. Should I add more weight to LR or change offsets? Thanks for your help.

what gear do you have in the car right know? I run a final ratio of 600 on my car and it does pretty fair when the track goes slick.

o5racer
Member
posted May 20, 2002 07:05 PM
how much rearweight do you have? what about the cross? id put the 3 1/2 on the left rear for starters. do yo have a minimum weight limit at your track? dont be afraid to be a little over weight if it makes you hook up better.


Big Bird
Member
posted May 20, 2002 08:03 PM
quote:
Originally posted by ARR:
I have a 76 Monte Carlo that weighs about 3650 lbs. springs are 1000 LF, 1250 RF, 250 LR, 225 RR-ride hts. are correct have about 5/8" stagger more in the front than rear-off sets are 3" LF LR RF and 31/2" on RR-using AR G-60 tires. All ballast is either on the L side and center of trunk area. I am having problems getting traction in the A feature with dryslick condition, the car handles well its just when I get back on the gas my tires are fust spinning. The right side tires were alot warmer than the left sides after the race was over. Should I add more weight to LR or change offsets? Thanks for your help.



racer17j
Member
posted May 21, 2002 02:56 AM
sounds to me you might just have to much weight in your right foot don't take it the wrong way but if the car handles alright but just spins the tire you need to ease into the gas comming off or go with a little less gear that doesn't have as much coming off


powerglides
Member
posted May 21, 2002 06:35 AM
Here are the things I would try in order:
1) try zero stagger for dry slick
2) If you have weight jacks, add wedge.
3) put a 200 or 175 spring in RR and put your 225 in LR
4) run #2 (very soft) shocks on rear.


NYhick
Member
posted May 21, 2002 08:55 PM
As duster said, I would change around your rear springs and shocks. Sounds like not enough weight transfer. Another thing, which I have no idea about just read an article on the net, is that you should have your front wider than you back and you have just the opposite. I dont think this has anything to do with you spinning your tires, but it is just something I noticed. Here is the site I got if from www.geocities.com/ponytailguy2k1/staggerpage.htm I have actually gotten a lot of good stuff from this source whether it is right or not I have no idea. He sounds like he knows what he is talking about.


ARR
Member
posted May 27, 2002 05:54 PM
most guys areound here are running 6.20-6.33 on 3/8 tracks


ARR
Member
posted June 02, 2002 10:05 PM
my car is a 77 monte shortened to 108". a 225 and a 175 is going to be too light for that car, it isnt a metric. i run a 300 LR and a 250 RR. the track we run on is a long 1/4 short 3/8 medbank that is usually dryslick. dont be afraid to put all the weight just in front of the rear bumper. you probably wont have more that a couple of hundred pounds.
incase your wondering im 6th in points and the next 5 are metrics.


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