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Author Topic:   how can I get more rear percentage in a metric car
teopro
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posted August 05, 2003 04:51 PM
gonna need more info then that. there is 1000 things you can do but we need to know what you can and can't do ie weight jacks or shims adding weight moving battery to trunk if it's not there bigger fuel cell taller tires


teopro
Member
posted August 05, 2003 05:03 PM
ok sence you are already above min weight adding shims in the rear springs and moving the battery to the trunk will be your best bet with no weight jacks also make sure your cell is full at all times


teopro
Member
posted August 05, 2003 05:25 PM
i made my fuel cell can out of 14 gauge stainless steel. its heavier then the standard cans.


fastow
Member
posted August 05, 2003 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by teopro:
is there anything else that can be done I mean right now I'm at 41 % in the rear

Are the fenders and hood all chopped out? Doors? Our '80s Monte's still look stock from the outside, but the fenders weigh about 10 lbs with all the inner support cut away just leaving the bolt holes by the doors. Doors are just the skins, hoods just the skin (get rid of that heavy hood support, it'll rest fine on the edges of the fenders and aircleaner. Ditch the rad support and make one outta 1" square bar.

You could also put in a 22 gal cell (worth about 40 lb full in the rear). Also, take the fuel cell out of the can and lay a sheet of 3/8" steel in the bottom of the fuel cell. That could be another 50lb or so in the rear.

What about moving the driver back? Could you extend the steering shaft a couple inches and move the seat back? We have ours pretty far back compared to the factory seat.

Good luck!

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited August 06, 2003).]

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