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Sidebite
unregistered
posted July 06, 2001 01:49 PM           
Anyone willing to share their best slick track setup?

Springs/shocks/left %/cross/rear%/panhard angle/stagger, etc.

jlfastride
Member
posted July 07, 2001 09:44 PM
my favorite slicky setup is a follows i always get to the track early. unload the car and get ready for tech. then i do a little prayer and get ready to go draw the poker chips they use to set starting position. the prayer is for a low number. anything else im hoping to learn from this site. good luck. jl


spde
Member
posted July 07, 2001 10:50 PM
ok got a couple questions first. whats your car? how heavy is it ? are you just not hooking up coming off? lose in? or pushing in the middle? track size and banking? there are a lot of things to figure 1st. i would say get rear weight up to 59%-60%. i usually put a little more angle in panhard. less rear spacing on right rear. less stager rr. take lead out of left rear. if you run a pull bar take of some preload and lower on frame. just a starting point. see what some others think.


Sidebite
unregistered
posted July 09, 2001 08:15 AM           
Although I appreciate the input, you guys missed the mark on what I was asking.

I'm not asking how to adjust an ill handling car. I am asking what has been YOUR best setup in a modified on a dry slick track.

So far, no takers. Must be something if its all so secret.........

bbracer17
Member
posted July 09, 2001 08:10 PM
I haven't found one yet. I try everything but can't seem to get much to work. My homemade car only has 56% rear weight with about 100 lbs of lead on it. I think thats my problem. Maybe I solved that, I bought a new car.


rjs
Member
posted July 09, 2001 11:45 PM
It depends on track configuration, condition(slick-dry-heavy on what part of track),and competition. I'll give you what I do on a dry slick, 1/4 mile semi banked clay oval, on Hoosier A-40. We run a 543 gear with a good 350 . One inch of stagger across the front more tends to pull the front end under braking, as much as a 1/2 across the rear(sometimes reverse stagger if no traction), rear end offset 1/2 left of center on a straight up 60 rear. LF 2" 900 and 9(lbs) RF 3" 1050 11(lbs)- LR 2" 200 5 (lbs) RR 4" 150 9.5 (lbs) set bleeders in rear wheels 1 pound heavier than static pressure. On smooth track J-bar with rubber left side 1 1/2 inches above rear end housing center bar mount 1 inch below rear end housing. 59.3% rear weight, 51.7 left side and run about 1 % more cross than left side. Have about 50 lbs of LR. like trailing arms up on 3-link with rear end square in the car (no leading or trailing) I square from motor plate. 8 degrees of pinion angle. Again for smooth track dry Bilstein # so rebound then compression lf 50/30 rf 30/50 lr 30/30 rr 60/10 this is for smooth track with mainly one groove on the bottom and little or no cushion. I like to hang ballast inside rear frame rails in front of fuel cell about 18" to center of weight to ground. Helpful hint keep rf from gaining too much weight about 19.5% and lf at 20.5% ~~ Any comments?


BILLY BOB
Member
posted July 13, 2001 02:31 PM
Traction Control will help a good driver but will not make a driver good. Have you ever watched a race and the fastest car didn't win? All traction control will do is get a bad driver in trouble faster, good drivers don't need to cheat to be fast. Quick fixes are not the answer. Sooner or later they will catch you cheating and then no one will respect you or what you have accomplished.


millerlt3
Member
posted July 14, 2001 12:01 PM
sidebite, I think the only dry slick set up that actually %100 works, all starts with you. Making sure the car is nut and bolted, your set up is nailed from the correct ride hieghts to wieght percentages, caster, camber, toe out, to the right combination of tire pressures at the track. And driving the thing like there is an egg between your foot and the pedal. If you ever get one that works good consistantly from week to week please let me know.


PEDDLER
Member
posted July 14, 2001 05:33 PM
Well said rjs !


Sidebite
unregistered
posted July 16, 2001 11:15 AM           
rjs-Thanks for not reading into the question and for your willingness to share!

Any others?

spde
Member
posted July 16, 2001 10:36 PM
Sidebite my best set up for dry slick was just being as smooth on the gas as i could. I would always see guys jump in the gas the *** end goes around and then that leaves the door open for you to junp under them. I always run a ton of rear and have even ran reverse stagger (more on the left side). I also ran little to no preload of the pullbar. But the key to the slick is the driver, he's the one on the gas and on the brake (which is just as important!) As for trackion control it is crap!! Any one cheating to use it sould be shot. If your rule allow it then use it. You want a better way to go without cheating try using a revlimiter. This will help hit the entrance everytime same speed and same place(most of the time). We all know that fast in means faster out. Just some thoughts ltr spde


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