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Author Topic:   Dry slick help???????
Dirt-Tracker
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posted August 08, 2003 12:01 AM
Can somebody help me.....jsut give me some ideas what to do to the car. Our track usually stays tack to light slick and the car runs awesome. The big latemodel series is coming to town this weekend and its gonna get slick. I dont need specific details just looking to see what you do t oyour car to take it from tacky setup to dry slick setup. Tire pressures, scale weights, anything would be great. THanks

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homerdrtmod23
Member
posted August 08, 2003 12:14 AM
What kind of car? What type of rear suspension? I think we need a little more info to work with.


Dirt-Tracker
Member
posted August 08, 2003 11:05 AM
Sorry---its a Jet Viper with a swingarm and long panhard bar. Usually run about 57% rear and about 140 LR bite, the cross runs around 53%. We run IMCA tires. If you need anything else let me know.....like I said earlier I dont want anyones "secret setups". Just looking for a baseline to start with, maybe tire pressures, stiffer/lighter springs, panhard angle change. Anything to survive the night....I have to start 10th after winning feature last week and I need to get to the front fast to avoid the "dry slick monster" that always happens and takes out a few cars.

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#13 mod
Member
posted August 08, 2003 11:04 PM
Well here's what works for us. Make that car as heavy as you can stand, that's a start. Second thing, get the air way down in the left rear, as low as you think is safe for your track.

let me know how it goes.

homerdrtmod23
Member
posted August 09, 2003 03:54 PM
First of all, lower the pan-hard bar all the way down on the right and left side equally. Second, move the left rear spring off of the swing arm and onto a clamp bracket in front of the left rear-end housing. That will unload the left rear on deceleration and loads on acceleration. Now increase your angle in the left lower bar as needed. Make small changes hear. Are your rear running bars adjustable? You might want to decrease your right rear spring weight if you are getting to much roll over.


Dirt-Tracker
Member
posted August 10, 2003 09:50 PM
I added some more left rear, put on a spacer on left rear wheel and brought the cross up. Unfortunately the track didnt go slick!!! Fortunately I think I might even have a better regular setup because the car was hooked. The 2 cars in front of me got tangled and I had to stop to avoid hitting them, so I had to go to the back. Came back up to 6th. I was pleased with that and came home without any major damage.

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