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stealth
Member
posted April 28, 2003 10:47 PM
I RUN 1/4 MILE DIRT TRACK WITH 79 MONTE CARLO CHASSIS AND OPEN REAR END. I HAVE NOTICED BOTH DRIVING AND FROM VIDEO THAT I HAVE AN EXTEME AMOUNT OF BODY ROLL IN CORNERS. I ALMOST PICK UP LEFT FRONT TIRE COMING OUT OF CORNERS ITS SO BAD. I HAVE 1300# SPRING RF AND 800# SPRING WITH 2" SPACER IN RIGHT FRONT. THE REAR SPRINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE STOCK. I DO HAVE SPACER IN LEFT REAR THOUGH. THE CAR HAS LITTLE PUSH AND SOMEWHAT OF A PROBLEM WITH TIRE BITE COMING OUT OF CORNERS. I HAVE ABOUT 230# OF WEIGHT IN LEFT REAR AND 80# FUEL CELL PLUS FUEL NEXT TO FRAME IN LEFT REAR. I HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT SPRINGS IN BOTH RF AND BOTH REAR AND SEEM TO HAVE SAME RESULTS NO MATTER WHAT I DO. IF I COULD TAKE SOME OF THE BODY ROLL OUT OF THE CAR IT WOULD DEFINETELY HELP ME OUT. PLEASE GIVE ME ALL YOU IDEAS FOR THIS PROBLEM.


longracing25
Member
posted April 29, 2003 02:55 AM
one piece of advice...if you have to use "stock" springs in rear...get some stiffer "stock" springs. All stock springs are not the same. I really don't know which are best,maybe malibu wagons....I KNOW THE REST OF YOU GUYS COULD HELP..come on!...lol.


longracing25
Member
posted April 29, 2003 02:58 AM
What kind of shocks?..If they are stock, are they good? If you can't use race shocks..take a trip to the local O'reilly or Autozone..and get some better OE replacements.


CLBaker25
Member
posted April 29, 2003 07:02 AM
You might try lowering the weight in the car. If there is anyway you can get your center of gravity down it would decrease your amount of body roll. Also widening your track width would make the car have less body roll. You can do this with wheel offsets or spacers.

Good Luck!

Baker

c21
Member
posted April 29, 2003 09:29 AM
If you can't go any stiffer across the rear I would consider running the lightest rear sway you can find.

upping the rate of your LF spring will tighten your exit (at least the part of your exit where both fronts are extending) and reduce roll in the middle.

c21

howie605
Member
posted April 29, 2003 05:46 PM
Heat your springs up in the rear while your car is on the trailor and attach a come along to the bumper and trailer and slowly collapse the spring down to the ride height you need. I had the same problem last year until i did this..never had the problem after.

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