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Author Topic:   Too loose on dry slick
Morpheus
Member
posted July 15, 2002 02:55 AM
just off the top of my head I would say more
cross weight should help. Please do not make the assumption that I am by any means a chassis specialist,cause I am not. I do know that my car did the same thing and the cross helped out a lot.
Bruce


tyler weiss
Member
posted July 15, 2002 10:32 AM
Instead of changing your percentages all you have to do is put a tire with less back space on the left rear this will make the car just a little bit tighter. I had the same problem last week.


driver27
Member
posted July 15, 2002 12:46 PM
first of all i agree with the advice of driver 27. but i have a couple of more suggestions try a 1200 lbs. spring in the right front 400 lbs. split is too much. secondly unless you are way over minimum weight add more lead to rear. 52.9 rear percentage is ok on a tacky track but you will get more rear bite with more like 54-55 percent rear weight i wouldn't go over this though or you may get loose again due to pendilum effect


millerlt3
Member
posted July 15, 2002 11:03 PM
man with 42.1% cross your lucky to even get the thing to turn into the corner. 49%-51% depending on track conditions and driving style is a good starting point.


Scoot
Member
posted July 16, 2002 12:39 AM
In my opinion, which is not worth much. I would try zero stagger and try alot lower air pressure in the lr like 8 or 9lbs. You can also try a bigger lr if the above doesnt work. These changes can be made without much hassle. Hope this helps.

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Scoot
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powerglides
Member
posted July 16, 2002 06:25 AM
Driver and Miller are right lets get the cross weight close to 50% before anything else. then start playing!


driver27
Member
posted July 16, 2002 08:47 AM
yep, once you get the cross weight in the ballpark, then you may find that the front split is indeed too much, i missed that detail, good call. A 1200 on the rf should be about perfect. There are other tricks to help with forward bite on leaf springs , but get the basics right before we discuss that. 42% cross, yeah I bet that was a wild ride, you should get better wear out of the rr tire when this is all done too. What kind of tires are you running?


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