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buckseight
Member
posted March 18, 2004 02:00 PM
need all the info i can get on set ups.
checked it out last nite it has about 4" wedge we put in new springs as the others had no arch at all. we put in a pair that had about 4 1/2 " new afco's. does this sound ok car was very assy before the change had to run reverse stagger to get anywhere at all .would weak springs cause this ? going to scale it fri. it does have adj. frt buckets on it. 79 weighs about 3200 lbs.must be stock suspension.all help appr, thanks in advance buck


buckseight
Member
posted March 19, 2004 06:23 PM
we scaled the car tonite here is what we got...total weight w/ driver full of fuel 3219 lbs left=53.5% r/f lr=54.3% rear=48.5%right=46.5% again track is 1/2 mile always heavy till 1/2 way through the feature.
ran it last week car was really loose comming off some say to much bite could this be true??weights were l/f=817 r/f=843 l/r=907 r/r=652 any help you can give is appreciated thanks buck.


rusty9cab
Member
posted March 26, 2004 10:26 PM
Buck,are you sure the car isnt tight getting into the corner?seems like 255lbs of left rear is a little much.if the car is tight and you throw it in to compensate for the tight,you will automatically cause a loose off condition.your cross weight is 54.3% right now,I would try to lower the cross to about 50.5% depending on what tire you are running.

[This message has been edited by way2fast72 (edited March 26, 2004).]

buckseight
Member
posted March 27, 2004 10:10 AM
press were r/f 20 l/f 18 r/r 18 l/r 18 it seemed loose off but changed rear springs and ran the car last week and it seemed a little better he does have a tendacy to drive the corners low.it has 3" of stagger in frt. and straight up in rear was thinking of taking a little stagger out would'nt that take some cross out ?tires all but right frt. which is a hoosier have to be street legel. weight is left rear behind axle.i think there are two things of weight there can i move one more to center or what??


way2fast72
Member
posted March 27, 2004 10:13 AM
why dont you try to even up the front end and have him hotlap?see what happens,i personally feel you have to much cross,let us know what happens.


buckseight
Member
posted March 28, 2004 07:12 AM
ran it last nite and for the first time the track was not wet. very fast dry and slick,looked like glass. the car did ok in heat started 8th finished 2nd had a problem with power steering feature but looked like it was going to be real loose should i have changed the offset ? i cant remember more offset for dry and slick or not. did not have a tire to match up with that big hoosier ; but will his week.if i try to find a smaller right frt. wouldnt that take some cross out?


way2fast72
Member
posted March 28, 2004 10:43 AM
you can run a smaller right front,or didnt you say you have weight jacks in the front?i always ran our cross weight on the camaros at between 50 and 51% but different engine driver etc.also diffrent tracks are going to change things.you could change cross to 50% and try it,if you dont find it helps,just turn down the jack on the right front.I know the track changes between heat and feature,so consentrate on feature,the money race!!!!!!!! good luck


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