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Author Topic:   next yrs car, any problems?
RACEINMUD
Member
posted December 12, 2003 09:08 AM
Please tell me if you see something just flat wrong with my car set up for next yr. 1979 Cutlass, lf 850 rf 1050 lr 225 rr 200, pro shocks stock mount. Stock bushing everywhere. Running 1/4 mile semi banked dry slick most of the time. Building a 377 (hopefully) with gilde, 3.73 gears running in low. Front springs are 9.5 with 3 1/2 spacers (non adj) and rears are 11 with waterpump pulleys for spacers. I still have to mount fuel cell, probably in middle. Please let me know how you think this will work. Car has to weigh 3200lbs. Thanks for the help! Race


JRB13
Member
posted December 12, 2003 06:22 PM
i would go 100# heavier on your front springs with that heavy of a car. as for the fuel cell mine now is all the way to the left and my batter is all the way to the right next year i'm gonna move the battery to the left all the way and center the fuel cell i need more left side weight so i figure that battery takes 60# off the right side and with the cell centered it doesn't effct cross weight as much when i burn fuel off


racerguy500
Member
posted December 13, 2003 03:19 PM
Sounds like the front and rear ride height is going to sit a little high to me, with 9.5" springs and 3.5" spacers you'll have 13". Most run 11" or 12" springs that I know of in the front and same for the rear. Might get some more opinions or I may be missing something here. Good luck.


racer17j
Member
posted December 13, 2003 04:30 PM
i just noticed that too most metrics are built using 11 in springs might want to cut down your spacers or just get 11 in springs and not mess with ther spacers i have 12 in on the front of mine now and it sits alot higher then everybody elses cars around here nextt year i'm gonna leave my 12 in the right side and get a 11 for the left because i can't run any spacers or anything hoping to get my cross weight up by doing that


RACEINMUD
Member
posted December 13, 2003 05:37 PM
Thanks! I will be cutting the spacers, might go with 17j and put 12 on RF and 11 on lf. Thanks for the help! Race


racer17j
Member
posted December 13, 2003 09:47 PM
tell you want you might want to do is put it on some scales and cut them where you need um