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Author Topic:   Pierce set up
Racer 10
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posted August 11, 2003 06:30 AM
I have a car that is now set up very similar to the Pierce cars 4link lr. Z link rr. Left rear spring on clamp bracket in front of the rear end, rr. on swing arm does any one have any suggestions for springs and how much left rear to start with? Dirt works car front springs are 700lf 800rf.


spde
Member
posted August 11, 2003 07:09 AM
If you don't have a Pierce car the cars are not that close. There are some major differences built into the cars. May try a 175# & 225# and about 70-90# of left rear.


Racer 10
Member
posted August 12, 2003 06:47 AM
Thanks for the reply I realize it is not the same exactly but similar just trying something a little different may be faster and may not. Do you have a pierce car?


spde
Member
posted August 12, 2003 10:07 AM
Yes. I have a 2003 underrail car. I'm a distributer for them in Missouri. They are a fast car!! I think our cars are a little faster in the middle of the turn, but its just like everything else, the fastest doesn't always get to the front. I sold a car to a track champion in Louisiana, he had a 4-bar DW. After driving this car and then driving his DW, he said he would never get back in a DW. It was too much work to drive it. These cars are very smooth. I'm not a big fan of DW so I won't give you alot of help, plus that's just bad business. HaHA But seriously, if you need something give me a call 573-216-4836 ltr spde


hamer36
Member
posted August 12, 2003 09:51 PM
After getting beaten by a Pierce last year I switched an old swing arm car over to his type suspension. That car needed 225# of bite to work. This year I bought a underslung Pierce and it uses a LOT less bite. Buy the real thing. It's very responsive to setup changes...


Racer 10
Member
posted August 13, 2003 06:57 AM
Well the Dirt works is new this year first new car its going to have to work for a while. The Pierce cars seem to get me about 1/4 to a 1/2 a car length in the middle of the corner I can run them down and enter the corner a little better, some times have to brake hard to not hit them as thier tail hangs out yet they get great bite through the middle and off if I cross my car up like that it is loose the rest of the way through the corner. This is on dryslick, just trying to get car better. May just be a weight thing as car is heavy with enough rear percentage to get good bite #2550


spde
Member
posted August 13, 2003 09:27 AM
I can usually make up about a car lenght in the middle of the corner if I'm driving right. The cars work very well and I'm working on the shock package to get the car better. The tail hanging out is kind of deceptive. It probably isnt loose, just looks that way. I can in friday nite after the feature and tire temps were 115 on lr and 135 on rr. The track was black and slick. Hammer were are you from? Gl ltr spde


hamer36
Member
posted August 14, 2003 10:05 PM
SPDE
From Winona Mn...you can see my car on Bob's drivers page. you should be able to figure out which one.


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