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posted May 30, 2003 02:01 AM
I race for my dad and we are tring something new this year, this is my second year ever racing. the chassis is a stines but we are using a 3-link with a j-bar(spring loaded)is anybody using this set up. now here is what I am having problems on a short track (1/4)mile the car enters with a little push not much at all but the car when I hit the gas to brake the back loose to get the car to turn then it is so loose it is hard to control this is in the center of the corner then exiting the corner I can't hold it down with out hurting my straight away run I travel all the way to the wall with in the first 15feet out of the whole this is all in turn one and two then in three and four I push in and once I break it loose it is all good ?????????????????????????? help please ??????????????????????? Thanks in advance

posted May 30, 2003 03:47 AM
You should not have to give it gas to break it loose going into the corner, That kind of set-up will be very tough to drive for sure,
You need to loosen it up quite a bit ,Our car sets itself going into the turns by letting off the throttle and giving it a little brake (mostly rear brake bias)and once it is turned throttle then is used for control .
It would be hard to tell you what to change without your set-up so what have you got for a set-up.?

posted May 30, 2003 12:23 PM
Where are your springs at? If you put the left in front and the right behind the rear end, this will free it up getting in, and tighten it up coming off. That is how my car was set up when running at creek, and it handled very good. I was running the long bar behind instead of the j bar though.

posted May 31, 2003 07:56 AM

posted June 01, 2003 11:48 PM
thanks for all your help tell. you this, we raised the j-bar up one whole on the reas end and put a bigger spring on the right rear. I went out for the hot laps and the car was wonderful but the track was super sloppy. Then the heat race started with me in poleposition sweet!!! I took the lead right out of the hole. even sweeter but then the bad news on lap 6 the new motor( installed friday & saturday)(finished 12:00 just in time to wash the car it decided to go south on me

[This message has been edited by rookieracer36 (edited June 01, 2003).]

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