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Scoot
Member
posted May 26, 2003 10:26 PM
Friday night was my first night on a dry slick track this year. My car didnt handle well. I expect the track to be dry slick the rest of the year. I ran 2" of stagger in the rear and about 2" reverse stagger in the front. Towards the end of the race I let off early and tried to run the bottom and it seemed to do alot better, was that because of to much stagger? What do I need to do to get a better setup? 1200 rf 950 lf, 200lr 225 rr, Bilstein stock mount shocks all the way around. 3/8th's track medium banking. I'm running a 355 in a 3300lb Camaro. We've been pretty rainy up until Friday and the car was awesome.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


towmandan
Member
posted May 26, 2003 10:32 PM
Sounds to me like you dont have much left rear have you had the car scaled? Let us know maybe we can help.....Towman


racer17j
Member
posted May 26, 2003 11:42 PM
how did it handle loose/tight. kinda hard to give advice for bad. usually on a dry slick night i leave the front alone and take stagger out of the rear like tow said to add left rear weight


Scoot
Member
posted May 27, 2003 12:14 PM
I guess I should have said it was loose, you guys cant read my mind can ya. LOL, I havent had it scaled, its ran so good up until then I didnt see the need. So you think if I ran as little stagger as I can and add how much weight? I was thinking of taking the lowering block out of the left side to help with bite, but would it hurt me in the heat race? What about air pressure? I run 13lbs in the right and 10lbs on the left, asphault pulloffs. I can't run beadlocks so I've been afraid of running lower on the right side.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


justin
Member
posted May 27, 2003 12:36 PM
You could try swapping the rear springs or maybe adding a little cross like the others suggested. That should tighten you up some.

justin

Scoot
Member
posted May 27, 2003 12:38 PM
My bad, 225 on the left rear 200 on the right rear.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


cmiller51
Member
posted May 27, 2003 01:27 PM
Are you using lowering blocks? If so, you may want to try a 1/2 inch more on the right or perhaps a 1/2 less on the left.


Scoot
Member
posted May 27, 2003 02:42 PM
Yes I am using lowering blocks, right now I have 2inch on both sides. I'm debating on pulling the left one out.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


340duster
Member
posted May 27, 2003 04:13 PM
An easy change would be to swap your front tires. This would add wedge to car and tighten it up. I am assuming you don't have weight jacks.


Scoot
Member
posted May 27, 2003 05:35 PM
No I dont. I have the adjustable spacers in the front. Which are a pain in the **** to adjust.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


Eljojo
Member
posted May 27, 2003 06:51 PM
Scoot, if you'll take 340 Dusters advice you will tighten the car dramaticly. A tacky track wants a free car-it's fast! A dry slick one wants a tighter car...swap them fronts and work woth air to get it handeling on those dry tracks.


Scoot
Member
posted May 27, 2003 10:30 PM
Thanks guys for all your input.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989


towmandan
Member
posted May 27, 2003 10:52 PM
Hey Scoot your probally gonna have some tacky track time left until summer hits and it will still be tacky in your heats most of the time so I would hate to see you get away from the setup you like so well I would leave the springs and blocks alone all you need is some adjustment for dryslick you can get that by closing up the stagger on the rear and maybe more air in the right front.....Just my opinion...Towman


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