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RACEINMUD
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posted September 22, 2003 10:15 AM
Starting on next yrs ride. 1979 Cutlass. It will run on 1/4 mile dirt semi-banked probably dry slick most of the time unless we get some rain. Here is what I have for the front: A 1250, 1050 and a 850 all 9in with 3 1/2 spacers. For the rear, a 200 & 225 both 11in with waterpump pulley spacers. I was thinking 1050 RF 850 LF 225 LR & 200 RR. Car has to weigh 3200 with driver. Thanks in advance. Also, What 9in ford will work current 10bolt is like 55in hub to hub. Mud

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dirtrace54
Member
posted September 22, 2003 03:12 PM
I agree with your starting springs. I would cut the left front spacer a 1/2 inch to start. If the car gets too tight, switch the rears places. The last car a had on a 1/4 mile i ran a 950 and 1150, but i feel those softer springs wont hurt. After a few races i put my 200 on the left and my 225 on the right rear. The track i was on is banked pretty decently. The guy that finished second in points behind me had a 800 and 1000 and liked it. On the rear end, i always bought after mark housings and had my axles cut down, so sorry there.


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