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Author Topic:   scaling problem need help
mod95b
Member
posted June 28, 2003 08:27 AM
cant seem to get my lf ride heightup where it needs to be, and its already way heavier than the rf. trying to level car out and lose some left side % 52.7 no driver but 55.2 with driver is 285.car seems to lean way left, here are my heights with # no driver and 17 gals of fuel.4 7/8lf 5 3/4rf 5 3/4lr 6 3/16rr 547lf 496rf 697lr 614rr 83lbs bite 50.7cross 52.7left 55.7rear 2353 total. car goes real left heavy with driver.should i even worry about it or do these look alright. every time i ***** on the lf to raise it car lf gets heavier, is there a different approach to this or what am i doing wrong . thanks jim


jammin
Administrator
posted June 28, 2003 09:20 AM
Jim, one thing to make sure you do here, is set the ride heights in the front FIRST before you worry with your percentages. What rideheight are you looking for on the front of the car? You can manipulate your percentages from the rear of the car after you get your front end setup.....Why do you think Nascar crews always jack wedge in our out of the car on the back? It is because they do not want to manipulate the front end settings, after everything has been corrected. (caster, camber, ackerman, toe, roll center, ride height) just to name a few. These all change with the change of your weight jack in front. I hope this helps some. Get the car to set where you want it first, then scale it out.

jammin

fastow
Member
posted June 29, 2003 01:43 AM
Put the driver in the car and raise both jacks on the left side till you get the proper ride heights. Remember, nothing you do with the weight jacks will change left or rear percentages, only ballast placement will. And a 285# driver is about like having 100# of lead on the door bars...he'll definitely add LS%.


fastow
Member
posted June 30, 2003 12:09 AM
Driver 292 lbs....
You can scale without him one you find a comfortable setting for him to drive. Scale with him, then rescale without him as a base line and go from there...It isn't rocket science,,,but close LOL


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