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rfb320
Member
posted June 16, 2003 12:07 PM
well i will start with the problem first.
ran my first race over the weekend and the car seemed to handle ok, except when iam in the corner the rr is getting way to much bite. i was actually carving the track when i would go thru a corner and after about 8 laps or so this led to the bead letting go. my ? is how do i loosen up the rear.

the car is a 3200# street stock
springs-lf 1000, rf 1200, lr 250, rr 200
tires---american racers 15# pressure on left side and 20# on right side.

need more info let me know. THANKS

racer17j
Member
posted June 16, 2003 05:32 PM
swapping your rear springs around will loosen you up


Gene
Member
posted June 16, 2003 05:50 PM
I assume the car was fast as is. And you want to slow it down? Put a beadlock on the RR !


rfb320
Member
posted June 16, 2003 05:50 PM
I dont know much about this stuff yet so could you explain to me why that would loosen the car up. and what if i put more air pressure in the rr and dropped on the lr.


rfb320
Member
posted June 16, 2003 05:52 PM
gene the car was very fast and it would stick where i put it but i cant run a bead lock.


Eljojo
Member
posted June 16, 2003 09:37 PM
It would loosen you up because the crossweight would lessen. Also you would be transferring weight faster from the left rear to the right, which would be softer. If it were me, I'd increase the tire pressure in the RR and leave the springs alone. This will also take some of the static crossweight out of the chassis and free the car up on turn exit.


rfb320
Member
posted June 16, 2003 10:05 PM
i have 300 lbs. of weight in the trunk area that i think might be to high. what if i was to lower the weight would that help at all?
keep the good info coming!


OppendikeRacing29
Member
posted June 17, 2003 02:02 AM
Mounting the weight high will put alot of roll in the car and make it roll to the right rear alot but mounting it to low will make the car skate in the corner and not stick on the right rear, sounds like your set up would be perfect for a track that goes slick, might just want to bump up the pressure for the heat


odb93
Member
posted June 18, 2003 01:09 PM
Are you running a racing wheel? If not get one. Lower the weight a little. Mark the outside edge of the tire with 2" paint, at 20 lbs of air is it rolling over wearing the paint away? if so you need to try 22lbs.ect What youre' looking for is the tire to NOT roll over on to the sidewall. Screws will work but its a little tricky to do. I assume you are on DOT tires.


rfb320
Member
posted June 20, 2003 08:05 PM
gene i am running racing rims and the tires are american racer dirt tires. I dropped the weights a little and i am going to up the tire pressure a little bit to. well i will see whats happens sat.night and post back with the results. thanks


MOD75D
Member
posted June 21, 2003 08:55 AM
Tires still comming off?


ARR
Member
posted June 30, 2003 11:03 PM
We run the same set up on our GM metric car with no problems.We run alot lower air pressures on tires with tubes.We also run offsets all the same except LR,we tucked the wheel up under the car with a 2"offset,all the others are 3"offsets.We also run the largest tire roll on the RF,and the smallest on the LR this helps with cross.Hope this info helps


rfb320
Member
posted July 01, 2003 03:33 PM
well i droped the weight down about 10 inches and upped the pressure in the rr and that seemed to do the trick. the car still hooks up good but the body does not roll as much and the tire is staying on the rim. thanks for all the help!


Gene
Member
posted July 02, 2003 02:53 PM
ANOTHER DIRT FORUM SUCESS STORY !!!!


jammin
Administrator
posted July 02, 2003 03:46 PM
Got a few of them eh Gene!



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