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dtd_93
Member
posted May 17, 2003 06:26 PM

what would more important to have...

a proper

left%
Cross%
or
rear%

I had a buddie of mine help me balance my car last week and well head said I couldn't get the rear percent I want cause we can't use a ratchet suspension .... so would I be better to get a good left % and cross then left and rear??

Flatlander
Member
posted May 17, 2003 11:25 PM
you can still put some shims in the springs and get away with it if you do it right shimming the springs will do the same as a weight jack. we have made the lower spring perches out of thicker metal on a side to help shim them and they never get a caliper out and messure them so it's pretty ez to get away with it. but myself i'm under what i want for rear also but worked to get my cross right works well for me


racnfool
Member
posted May 20, 2003 10:22 AM
The only way to increase your rear percentage is to move or add weight. You can change cross with the weight jacks or springs, but you need more rear weight to change rear %. So either lighten the front as much as you can get away with or add lead to the tail. If you need left side weight add to the left rear and you will gain both left and rear%
Good luck!
racnfool


c21
Member
posted May 20, 2003 10:57 AM
quote:
Originally posted by dtd_93:

what would more important to have...

a proper

left%
Cross%
or
rear%

I had a buddie of mine help me balance my car last week and well head said I couldn't get the rear percent I want cause we can't use a ratchet suspension .... so would I be better to get a good left % and cross then left and rear??



It is most critical that you have the correct cross (which will vary depending on the rest of your set-up).

If I had to choose between high left and high rear ..... I would lean towards rear (on dirt).

... not sure what the "ratchet suspension" is, but as racinfool stated, you must physically move (or remove or add) weight to change rear (or left) percentage.

c21


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