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hsracer158
Member
posted February 01, 2004 09:52 PM
I run a hobby stock at a 3/8 mile banked track. We are very tacky for heat race, then we are the last feature 85% of the time on a dry slick track. I run a 83 monte carlo, with 3.73 rear and 2nd gear in a 350 trans. Now my question. I have been playing with scales, and are new to them. What are the effects of to much cross weight. I am currently at 58%, with 53% rear weight. Springs are a 950 rf, 750 lf, 200 lr, 150 rr. I had another set up, but the car was to light in the rear. With alot of cross, will the car be to tight, will it push alot on entry? Please help if possible, I am still new at this and I would appreciate any and all responses
Thanks Gents


Wind Walker
Member
posted February 01, 2004 10:35 PM
Try these links and "Bookmark" them for later use (you'll be coming back often). They are very helpful, especially if you're new to the sport.
http://members.tripod.com/~race66/tips.html
http://www.racingsoftware.com/newpage4.htm
http://www.auto-ware.com/shoptalkbody_index.htm
http://www.n2speed.com/techzone.html

Those sites provide overwelming information on setups & general topics of interest.

Hope this helps,
Wind Walker




racer17j
Member
posted February 01, 2004 10:44 PM
thats mod type setup 1100rf and 900lf is a good start point think the rears are to lite for my liking too i would run no less then 175 on the rear mine is 250/200 on mine my car weighs 2850 as it hits the track what about your?

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hsracer158
Member
posted February 02, 2004 06:44 AM
The car weighs in at 2960. To many people in my class are trying to tell me different things. Some say the more cross the better, and others are saying get it down to 50-53. I figure I'm still fairly new at driving, only a season under my belt, wouldn't I want the car a little tighter anyway? Thanks for the help


dan63
Member
posted February 02, 2004 12:12 PM
Your springs do seem to be soft,maybe they'd work with a sway bar, I don't use one so I wouldn't know. My spring setup is very close to racer17j's recommendation. 58% cross sounds high, 53%left, 53%rear, and 49-50% cross are common starting points. The best advice given to me was "don't be afraid to try new things". Keep playing with those scales and see what works best for you.


zeroracing
Member
posted February 02, 2004 01:07 PM
to much cross makes the car tight in so then you as the driver will throw the car in harder so it will lossen up. so you loose traction. then you will nto have the traction back and be loose off so inturn you will add more cross to tighten it up and the problem will jsut get worse. so take it way down to like 50-52 and work from there.


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