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posted December 19, 2002 08:03 PM
I have spoken with afco regarding the 12 inch springs in the front of a metric chasis does not work that well since it raises ride hieght to much for correct front end geometry and they have agreed to give me a refund. My question is I am not susposed to use spacers(or racing springs for that matter but I will take the chance like the rest of them) so I hear there is a 11 inch spring put out by landrum will this spring work better or if I get the 9 1/2 inch springs and put spacers at top will it be easyly notcicable. Also I run on a short 1/2 mile medium bank dirt track and afco said start with 1300 rf 1100 lf 250 lr 225 rr but I was thinking more about 1200 rf 1000 lf 225lr 200 rr, What do yall think since I already have the afco shocks I think it will make it to stiff with a 1300. also its a 84 monte carlo 3600 pounds.

posted December 19, 2002 08:24 PM
spacers can be seen real easy.
the techs at my track use a mirrior
and light and look right up the spring
pocket to check for spacers.
I have the 12" in mine and they work
great. Thats in a 79 caprice.
In a newer monty, I would guess the
11" would be better.

posted December 26, 2002 07:49 PM
I agree a 1300# spring is too heavy.1200 is more than enough.In the rear I'd run 225-275 springs

posted December 27, 2002 05:21 AM
I have a metric chassis at 3300 lbs and I run a # 1300 in the RF with out a sway bar. I run a 3/8's med. banked track but I also ran it on a half mile too and it handled great.

posted December 27, 2002 10:41 AM
Unless you drive hard and deep into the turns, I'd stay with 900 and 1200 on the front. Go soft on the rear, 225 and 175. Might sound too soft, but you'll hook up harder with a metric chassis with lots of roll. Might make you uncomfortable with too much roll. Try it and see. Also, regarding spring heights, try 11 1/2 up front and 10 1/2 in back. Use non-adjustable spacers. Cut to fit. Do you have to weigh 3600 lbs?

posted December 27, 2002 12:28 PM
i ahve to weight 3500 so im losing a few pounds. i am removing swaybars that should help a little

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