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hoganhomer
Member
posted August 04, 2003 09:41 PM
This might sound dumb, but bear with me. I have been terrible tight in the middle of the corner at both race tracks all year. One is a long 3/8's with wide sweeping banked turns(In the corner a long time), and the other is a short 3/8's with shorter, and less banking in the corners (I'm tighter at this track). My problem is the car will not rotate at all in the center. Feels great going in, but I have to turn the car all the way to the left, in the middle, which gives me a pushy/loose off the corners. I don't believe anything is bent.
My numbers are (without me in it) 50.4% cross, 51.8% left, and 53.3% rear. I weigh 188lbs, so I think that should fix my left side %. My springs are: lf 1200; rf 1100; lr 200; and rr 200. Car weighs 3420lbs (half full of gas) I have a 1.5" lowering block in the rr. I don't know the #'s on the front shocks, but the rf is an easy up. The rears are 1094's. I've been runnin' 3/8" front stagger, and 2 1/4" on the rear.

The reverse split in the front, believe it or not, has made me a lot faster. I can feel the car a lot better now.

I have a 225lb spring I can put on the lr. Would that give me more body roll, and take side bite out, or make me that much tighter? If I go any softer in the rf spring, I believe I'll be dragging. Anything helps!! Thanks guys!



c21
Member
posted August 05, 2003 10:01 AM
What is your stagger? We run 2 tracks just like that. 1 - 1.5 in. on the wide sweeping turns and as much as 3 in. on the tight turn track.


hoganhomer
Member
posted August 05, 2003 09:16 PM
We run about 2 1/4 stagger on both tracks, b/c that is about as much as I've been able to get without puttin more than 20lbs in the RR. I would like to fix it without stagger, b/c it seems like the more stagger I put in it the worse it is on entry.

I've got some bad news. The 225lb spring I thought I had is a 200lb just like the others. I don't have any different offset wheels, so maybe I'll have just use air pressures for a while. Thanks for the opinions. Keep 'em comin'.

hoganhomer
Member
posted August 06, 2003 11:53 AM
When you square the rear end, does the car need to be on the ground?


hoganhomer
Member
posted August 06, 2003 11:56 AM
I should reword that.

When checking to see if the rear end is square, should the car be on the ground?

Thanks

dirtbuster
Member
posted August 06, 2003 12:05 PM
yes the car has to be on the ground or supported so that the weight of the car is onthe springs like it would be on the ground.


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