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Author Topic:   circle track mag spring rates for hobby
bobaluuu
Member
posted February 22, 2004 10:14 AM
any of you guys read the april c.t. mag and the spring rates they are using on the hobby's.


superstock16
Member
posted February 22, 2004 10:27 AM
I did, and its not close to what i'm running. doesn't seem like they're running enough front spring to me.????


36 Race Team
Member
posted February 23, 2004 02:02 PM
Does CT magazinie ever know what they are talking about? This is the same mag that built up the $12,000 ministock. The other problem is that the term "hobby" car can refer to completely different style of car depending on you live and race at.


racerman707
Member
posted February 23, 2004 02:46 PM
I read the article and could not believe you could put that soft a spring on a full size car.I run a mod 4 mini and I run 850 on the right front.


racer17j
Member
posted February 23, 2004 04:45 PM
was it a dirt car or ashpalt car they were setting up that may have some bearing on it?



36 Race Team
Member
posted February 23, 2004 05:00 PM
guess i'll have to go out to the old mans and steel his copy lol that does sound pretty soft to me maybe it's a 2400# car with basicly just stock outer sheet metal or something cause those are mod spring rates if you ask me


joeyi07
Member
posted February 24, 2004 04:41 AM
those spring rates are good if you have 4 to 5 inche front roll or moment center check it out lol


hughes
Member
posted February 25, 2004 07:16 PM
I was wondering on the rear with a Metric, what spring rates are you guys running and what rear % does it take to hook it up. I got a 225 lr/ 250 rr and I have to get to 52- 53% to get some good traction coming off. I have a buddy with 200lr/ 200rr and in the 47- 48% range and he says he's hooking up. He's not some "cool under fire smooth foot."


superstock16
Member
posted February 26, 2004 05:27 PM
I'm having the same problem too. I run a nova on dirt, with a 212 lr/200 rr spring with 52 percent rear weight. I have to run 200 lbs heavy to get that much rear weight, does anyone know of a way to get down to 3200, at about 48 percent rear, and still make the car hook?


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