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racer15
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posted September 08, 2003 11:16 PM
We need a few more details such at what spring rates are you running. For begginers it looks like your cross percentage is to high. Others here in this forum say that 49% is about right. But post more details about your setup.


racer15
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posted September 08, 2003 11:38 PM
the 4 wheel slide is too much cross
49-50% should do you good


racer15
Member
posted September 09, 2003 09:14 AM
if u have screw jacks take turns outta the lr and rf and turns into the rr and lf, if not you will have to take shims out of the lr and rf or make shims for the rr and lf


racer15
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posted September 09, 2003 05:57 PM
I suspect you'll deveop a push. You will have to take so much weight off the right front to get the crossweight into acceptable limits that you'll more than likely not like the way the car enters the turn. Now don't be afraid to try it----I set a metric up with 317 lbs of cross once and it drove very well....but it was very badly tristed and we were looking for a way to finish the season with that chassis.


racer15
Member
posted September 09, 2003 11:08 PM
On a really slick track you will want to get the rear numbers up and the cross weight down.
I like your left % but either move or add weight to the rear..
A metric weighing in at 3200 should come in at about 51.8 rear,(you need to lighten your front) but you need more percentage than that to really hook up a stock four link. Do the tricks with the control arms (search the forum) and then add some lead in the left quarter panel. Get that rear % up around 53.5, and then bring your cross weight down into the 49.5 range. I like a bit more spilt in the rear springs that you're running too.
What you are after is a car that will exit the corner without "babying" the accelerator or fighting the steering wheel.


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