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Author Topic:   Half Leaf Car/ Little forward bite on Dry Slick
race crazi
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posted July 30, 2003 10:04 PM
The cars corner entry seems to work fine, but losing forward bite coming out. We are running half leafs and using a long spring loaded pull bar with a left side mounted panhard bar. Should we change to a different pull bar or torq arm? Car works great on heavy track, but not dry slick. Any help would be great...........


Dustejr73
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posted August 02, 2003 04:53 PM
i ran half leafs for a long time...i would raise the front mount of both springs and possibly roll the LR back about an 1/8 inch.
are both springs(coils) in front or on top???? i ran both springs in front unless it was dry then i put the RR on top. i also ran a D&M dual spring torque link mounted near the rear of the trans.


race crazi
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posted August 04, 2003 06:40 PM
Thanks for reply. We run both coils on top of the rear end. What is the advantage to relocating them? Should I relocate my panhard bar to a right hand frame mount? Our spring rates are LR 175 and RR 150. Thanks again for the reply.....


Dustejr73
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posted August 04, 2003 09:10 PM
i felt that both springs in the front gave the car more lift because the springs were wrapping up against the chassis. i would definately leave the pahnard on the left side frame mount. i ran a j bar but i wish i would have tried a pahnard bar. i also ran a 200 lr and 175 rr, this was on a DW8 which is a fairly heavy car.


155fan
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posted August 04, 2003 10:23 PM
Add a helper leaf on both sides and maybe two . I only added one on each side and forward bite increased drasticly but I wished I had added two on each , I think it would have been even better . I ran 175 lt. rr. 150 rt. rr. and I would put the lt. in frt. and rt. on top also . I ran about a 20" straight bar from the lt. side and long biscuit bar to the loop . 200 lbs lt. rr. bite is what I preferred , frt. wheel weights even , 54 lt. , 54 cross , and 60 rear with me in car .


Dustejr73
Member
posted August 05, 2003 07:08 AM
i forgot i did put a helper leaf on the LR and it did help on dryslick.


race crazi
Member
posted August 05, 2003 09:25 PM
i have a helper leaf on rr only, should i put
one on lr, also putting more led weight on
lr seems to be helping, should i put some on
rr, already have 60% rear weight with about
a 250 split in rear.
and does treating tires actually help.


Dustejr73
Member
posted August 05, 2003 09:58 PM
i would put the helper leaf on the LR only, or both. i usually would run around 40lbs LR heavy. and yes treating your tires does help. when we ran IMCA tires we had someone win a lot of races with "chemically altered" tires, now that we run hoosiers he hasnt won a main event. hmmm


amsoil1
Member
posted September 12, 2003 10:48 PM
Using this set up, are you using any lowering blocks? If so what size, and what side? just curious thanks


Dustejr73
Member
posted September 14, 2003 03:46 AM
2 inch blocks on each side with an adjustable one on the lr


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