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Author Topic:   shimming,,
dtd_93
Member
posted May 25, 2003 10:32 AM
if I shim my front springs will it take weight off the front of the car and transfer it, to the back,,,, I am tryin to find a way to get my lf weight down..... am open to idea's.. thanks any help is appriciated....


jhon hollomon
Member
posted May 25, 2003 01:06 PM
Anytime you raise your front end it puts weight to the rear. If you were to just raise your left front in would transfer more weight to the right rear.


66jj
Member
posted May 25, 2003 05:10 PM
raising your front end does not add rear wt...

to get wt of the lf just shim the rf, or lr.

doing this will tighten your car up, by adding more crossweight...

jeff

dtd_93
Member
posted May 25, 2003 05:41 PM
well see my problem right now is my lf weights 956.... and my rf weights 841..

and well to get my rear % up I need to try and transfer some weight to the back...

my lr weight is 776 and rr 697....

so I got good left good cross but need more rear and don't wanna add 400 pounds to get it,,, so lookin for some advice....

justin
Member
posted May 25, 2003 09:52 PM
What is your minimum weight limit? If it's 3200 then your already 70 lbs above that so the best thing to do is try and shed some weight off the front of the car. You might want to add some weight to the rear just to get you % up. I'd rather run heavy and be close to the proper %'s than run at the minimum and be way off my %'s. Just my 2 cents.

justin

dtd_93
Member
posted May 26, 2003 04:03 PM
yeah I am already heavy and well if I just start addin weight to the back of it, well it is gonna take a alot to get my percentage where I want it.. and as for sheadin weight I donno where I am gonna take it off got the frame and bracing....??? well I am not about to drill my frame off and what not.... have the front bumper cut out to just the chrome,,, it's a malibu I am running.... so I was hopin if I shimmed the front up an inch or so would it transfer the weight to the back and make it weigh a little less on the front?


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