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T/10
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posted July 31, 2003 05:20 PM
T/10: I don't think you should swap your springs on the 4 link. You need to make sure you have sufficient angle in your pull bar (you may also consider angling it or moving it to the left), and you may need to adjust your bars, moving up the uppers. Does the car have enough side bite when slick? You can drop your j-bar (and add angle), this will increase side bite and help you get through the corner. You may also want to try different shocks. I tie down the right side of the car and have easy up shocks on the left. For example, using Bilsteins (Rebound/Compression)
LF 3050 RF 6030
LR 3050 RR 5030
This helps gets the car rolled over and induces the roll steer to turn the car and also adds link angle in the LR to drive the car off the corner. You may also want to add some left side weight. I'm up to about 54%, and the left side weight also assists in planting the left rear tire.


T/10
Member
posted August 01, 2003 11:42 AM
This sounds sort of like the problem I had with my 4/z car, but I put 6.50 gears in the car and took out the 6.00 I had in there. I think the 650 are too much but more gear was something the car LIKED. What gear are you running? You may want to try more gear and see if the added RPM in the corner helps sort the car out all the way around.


T/10
Member
posted August 01, 2003 03:25 PM
We have our pull bar angled to the right slightly. Try running your left upper higher and angle your j-bar so you are lower on the right..all the way down. Now keep in mind that we run a pan-hard bar so you might be different. Little changes make big differences. Having the left front up in the air doesnt mean faster, the better the contact the better the roll steer. Let that rear end do its work. Left rear bite is where it is at. We just won our first feature with this set up. let that car roll so you get that bite in the corners but coming off is what you want.


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