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posted August 27, 2001 08:17 PM
Where are your rear springs located? Panhard bar height/length/angle? How much lead/trail in rear end?

posted August 28, 2001 09:58 AM
Your rear percentage is way to low. Get it around 58-60%. Put left spring in front right spring on top or behind. Put about 50lbs of left rear and try that. If it has a throttle push , take some left rear out. Why kind of track do you run at, what size, track condition I might be able to help you more.

posted August 28, 2001 11:44 AM
Mod3- I'm not sure what you mean, please explain. How do you adjust left rear out while keeping your cross relatively the same? I am assuming you are speaking about lower the weight split between the left and right rear tires. I experience a throttle push and have been fighting that problem, but when I take cross out to help cure it, the car lacks forward bite. What would you suggest???

posted August 28, 2001 08:55 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chad:
[B]Mod3- Chad, try running more rear stager if you can get it out of your tires. Might try running less angle on pull bar. If you are running a rear mounted panhard bar try putting more angle in it. This will tighten you up going in, but will loosen you up in the middle of the corner when you pick the throttle back up.

[This message has been edited by MOD178 (edited August 28, 2001).]

Dan 21
posted August 28, 2001 09:19 PM

Dirt on your 3 link where are your springs mounted and how much angle do you have in the trailing arms? What kind of pull bar do you have or is it a fith coil? Do you have a j- bar or panhard bar and do your rear wheels line up with your front wheels?How much stagger front and rear? How much pinion angle? Is the car just loose on the dry? Dan 21

posted August 29, 2001 09:25 PM
My opinion is you have way to much LR wieght for a 3-Link car. Thats whats making the car loose going in.It is piviting on the LR. Its like you put the Left side brakes on going into the turn because you are getting so much Left side grip going in.
Coming off you need closer to 60% rear to get more bite. But also try moving your pull bar up it will take away some instant traction but it will make more coming off.
Good Luck!

posted September 05, 2001 09:05 PM
First off, check the rear steer in the car. IS the rear end square in the chassis? I measure from the motor plate because some front end geometry may be off causing the wheel base to yeild a wrong setting. Second, you need more rear percentage period. Thirdly, what are your ride heights? what frame are you running? What shocks? Glad to help if I can.

posted October 12, 2001 11:25 PM
How much angle should the trailing arms have? And what kind of length?

posted October 14, 2001 10:41 PM
I agree with cnix totaly. That sounds like way too much spring split for a 3 link, I wouldn't advise going any more than 25lbs higher on the LR and with the car feeling loose all the way through, I would put them even at 200lb. In doing that I would also drop the front springs 50 to 100lbs, unless you're car is realy heavy.

posted October 15, 2001 07:51 PM
To everyone who replied thanks it has made alot of difference in the car. I have done almost every thing that was suggested. I has just taken some time do to rain outs and not doing too much to the car @ once. What has helped the car the most is right rear weight. And trailed the lf rear 1/2 back. The season is over and i am going to print everyones suggestions and try it during practice in the coming months

Again Thanks

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