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rfb320
Member
posted January 15, 2003 10:45 AM
Iam building an 81 grand prix and i bought 11 inch springs for the front and 13 inch for the back,i talked to a guy that has won many feature races at the track i will be running and he says it will never work,he says the car will be to high.my ? is is he full of it or does he know what he is talking about.he also said that he runs 91/2 in the front and 11 in the rear.any help on this subject would be great,thanks.


dman60
Member
posted January 15, 2003 08:13 PM
I'm not completely sure, but I think he's pretty close to being right. Now, some say that the high ride height helps the car roll. But 2 inches is awfully high to me. I had a modified so high that it rubbed the tires with the frame. You can use the 13's in the rear, but you'll need to make the mount above the normal pocket area. Alot of guys in our area do that to keep the bind out of the rear springs. I'm staying with the 9 front and 11 rear.
I hope this helps you and you can swap your springs back to you supplier.
Stan


racer17j
Member
posted January 15, 2003 09:28 PM
i'm in the same boat my chassis man said the tru coil springs i'm running are way to high and would never work but i realy like the roll in the car worked great for me and i'm not as ez to tell i have racing springs like all the low riders


rfb320
Member
posted January 15, 2003 10:15 PM
thanks for the info,i am new to the sport and have never driven a race car,so would more roll with the taller springs benefit a rookie driver or is that for the more experienced racers?


doubletrouble
Member
posted January 15, 2003 10:54 PM
My problem is just the oppiste,The rear pigtails are about 4" smaller then the stock OEM ones.The car seems to be sitting very low.I haven't yet installed the fronts yet.Our rules say stock spings so I purchased the stock appearing street stock springs.I posted on the pure stock forum earlier and hasn't got reply yet.My concern is what if the shocks extend to long,will the springs fly out?


racer17j
Member
posted January 15, 2003 11:19 PM
double i just replied to yours you'll be fine as for if it works for a rookie it's realy alot to do with the driver it feals like the car bites better on the rr to me and have pics of me pulling the left front so it looks cool too lol


rfb320
Member
posted January 16, 2003 09:47 AM
what if i took and put a one inch spacer in the rf with the same combo as i first mentioned to put a little wedge in the car.
do you guys think that would be a good starting point or a bad idea. i can run spacers in the front but not in the rear.


DMS CEO
Member
posted January 16, 2003 11:52 AM
Believe it or not rfb320 he isnt yanking your chain...That 9.5 and 11 deal works


rfb320
Member
posted January 16, 2003 12:40 PM
hey DMC CEO is that the setup that you run on your car and if so do you have any problems with the street stock shocks in the stock locations bottoming out?


DMS CEO
Member
posted January 16, 2003 12:52 PM
No I dont have any problem at all works good...I have been known to run some auto zone specials when I am in a bind.


gould
Member
posted January 28, 2003 09:47 PM
when using 9 1/2 and 11 inch springs are you putting spacers in there. also what size tires. i have to run 205-70 or 205-75 on 15 inch rims. imca hobby stock


gould
Member
posted January 30, 2003 09:28 PM
someone????? anyone?????? lol


bobaluuu
Member
posted January 31, 2003 09:05 PM
If rules require 205/70 or 205/75 then your choices are limited. Try cooper made P205/70r15 (mastercraft-falls-cobra)(goodyear wingfoots too)) for your right side in their g/t lines These have large tread blocks and are premium wide, then ask for a P205/70r15 in another g/t line that is visibly shorter for your l.r. and a 205/70r15for lf that is even smaller still. a lot of korean/chinese made tires are seriously smaller. Alocal tire dealer who has a large inventory or one with grey beard knowledge can be invaluable when tire choices are limited


rfb320
Member
posted February 02, 2003 05:42 PM
who makes the best adjustable spring spacers to fit the front of a metric?


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