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dirt poor racing
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posted February 29, 2004 10:26 AM
went to the track for the first time this year, we are running about 1000 rpm's more this vear but handling went south, we have stock strouts on an 80 t-bird 3574 is what we wieghted (3400 class) 49 fr 51 rear % front right doug in hard about half way in the corner rear broke loose on exit give me some spring wieghts PLEASE and any other advise. we run 3/8 oval banked the track was dry slick. banditt stock. air pressure rf 14 lf 10 rr 10 lr 12


racer17j
Member
posted February 29, 2004 02:57 PM
what is your cross and left weight


19J
Member
posted February 29, 2004 09:45 PM
Stiffen up the right front and get rid of 150lbs you dont need... A car that heavy will need at least a 1200 to 1400 lb right front depending on how you like the car to feel.....Towman


Wind Walker
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posted March 01, 2004 06:05 AM
Try these sites for the information. It don't matter what you have tried over the years, it's always a good idea to learn everything possible about the total aspect of racing.
http://www.auto-ware.com/shoptalkbody_index.htm
http://www.auto-ware.com/shoptalkbody_index.htm
http://www.n2speed.com/techzone.html

Hope these help!

Have agreat day,
Wind Walker


Raz_900
Member
posted March 01, 2004 07:41 AM
What kind of tires are they? With a car that heavy, and pressure that low, the right front might be rolling over to the point the rim is digging in. Are you running beadlocks? Might try upping the pressures a few lbs (I'd start with +2) all the way around and see what happens.

And as stated above, you'll need some pretty heavy springs. I'd guess around 1000-1100 LF, 1200-1400 RF, 250-275 LR and 225-250 RR.

dirt poor racing
Member
posted March 03, 2004 05:46 PM
thanks for the info.. were going to try 1100 rf 950 lf and new set of shocks on the rear. will also try the air pressure 2# in fr we can always let that out...THANKS agin...


makaveli
Member
posted March 03, 2004 06:26 PM
increase tire pressures if a dot tire no less than 30 on the right side


dirt poor racing
Member
posted March 03, 2004 07:05 PM
we run american racers --late model pull offs no beadlocks.


racer17j
Member
posted March 03, 2004 08:30 PM
i'm gonna have to agree with tow and raz 1200 min on a car that heavy that 1100/950 is what i run on my 2800# car


Special Ed
Member
posted March 04, 2004 02:32 PM
thanks for the info, we are going to order new springs mon. we will go with the 1200 right 1100 left. pulled the front right tire off and found were the tire was rubbing cage that runs around motor compartment, that was cuasing major drag going into corner hope new spring fix this, THANKS AGIN... glad to see another t-bird..


Special Ed
Member
posted March 06, 2004 03:02 PM
The spring should help but it also sounds like you may need to run a deeper dished wheel on the right front. I would go with a 2 inch offset. Good luck.


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