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Whitelightning
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posted July 11, 2003 06:43 PM
Front runners are running 1400 rf, 1000 lf,225 lr and 200 rr, these cars are very fast and handle well and was just wondering what yall tought of this(1400 seems like alot) They are in 80's monte carlo on a half mile dirt track, was think of trying it to see?


racer17j
Member
posted July 11, 2003 08:47 PM
i think your getting the wool pulled over your eyes we didn't run that heavy of springs on our full size cars back in the day and those suckers weight over 3500.i'm not a big fan of monkey see monkey do i find something that works for me and i stick with it


Whitelightning
Member
posted July 11, 2003 09:18 PM
well the thing is I have helped them install springs and see what they are using but I am comfused has why this works. Also our cars have to weight 3500.


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted July 11, 2003 10:25 PM
whitelightening, tell me more about the track and the rules for bracing in front of the firewall. SLEEPY


Whitelightning
Member
posted July 11, 2003 11:39 PM
well thats a touchy situation, rules say may have one hoop going to front of car but most have bars going everywhere so I guess the ansew is there is no rules I have never seen a car trown out for to much and I have seen alot of bracing. The track is a 1/2 mile clay track with long straits and sharp turns, med to high banking, usally is dry come feature time. Thanks for the reply sleepy I spoke with you on the phone several months back( Robert from Ga.)you explained to me about camber\caster and building the homemade gauge. I have totaled the 1984 monte carlo last weekend cause I had no bars going to the front,so I have a well known car builder in the area building me another metric car and he braces the front and rear very well. He also recomends no sway bars just has you told me, I think that was the best thing I did(removing sway bars). I was running 1200 rf, 1000 lf, 250 lr, 200 rr, I also have the afco stock shocks with the heaviest valving on rf, It seemed to do ok and I jsut bought all this stuff and really wondering about the 1400 rf would it be justified buying another lr spring when I am only off 25 pounds. Keep in ming these are 3500 pound cars. My old car weighted that with no wieght added. My new car is going to be much lighter so we can put wieght where we want it>


AC156
Member
posted July 12, 2003 09:57 AM
we used to run a 1400 rf and a 1100 lf. several of the cars here run the 1400 on the rf. the next car i build i am going to try some softer springs though.


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