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Author Topic:   dw8 dry slick troubles
dirtracr
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posted September 20, 2003 09:54 PM
Were is your rearend locate dirt works calls for 6 1/4 to the center of the pinion mine is moved about 16 3/4 with a 4in offset it help a bunch


dirtracr
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posted September 21, 2003 06:51 PM
You might want to soften the pullbar spring.Some of the guys around here went to a rubber biscut rod.It really seemed to help.


leftturn73
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posted September 23, 2003 02:52 PM
I think I would up my rear percentage 60-61 % and change the 1050 to a 800. I have also found good luck by pushing out the LR tire, say from a 4" offset to a 3" offset.


dirtracr
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posted September 23, 2003 07:29 PM
What tire do you run also ride heights on the dws make a differce


dirtracr
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posted September 23, 2003 07:57 PM
We have a DW8 with almost the exact same setup except our bottom bars are in the middle hole. We are also on a short bar with close to that much lr and we finished 5th at the GRT Topless Nationals this past weekend with that setup. That is on a real slick track.


dirtracr
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posted October 01, 2003 01:10 PM
Thanks for the congrats, but anyway. No we are not on the 1050 spring. That is something that I must have overlooked on your first reply, but I have run a 600 lb progressive pullbar spring and liked it alright but now we are on the X-Factor bar from Gilbert Racing Products and I love it. It is like a whole new definition of forward bite. I think with that 1050 spring it acts alot like a solid pull bar, it just shocks the tires loose before they can ever get hooked to the track. I would figure a 1050 lb spring would be used for a tacky track with alot of bite. My opinion is like "ctfarm"s. Try softening your pullbar, that outta give it more bite and if you have it in the lower holes on the frame try raising it more. My pullbar is in the 4th hole up. The bottom holes have always been, for me, used on a bullring track with not alot of momentum or speed. Well, I know thats alot but I hope it helps.


tilley88
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posted October 02, 2003 03:27 AM
That X-factor bar with them polyurethane bushings would seem awful hard to me, causing that aformentioned "shock". Excuse my ignorance, but would'nt the softer "spring" bar work better on dry slick? Or is the x-factor a purely 4-bar kinda deal? Ditto with the Monte bar?


DWorks_05
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posted October 02, 2003 04:51 PM
I dont think that the bushings in the xfactor and harder than a 1050 lb spring. I could easily be wrong though, but yes the X-Factor bar works better on a 4link to me. I have run the spring bar and the X-Factor bar. The spring, to me worked better on a 2link than it did on a 4link and the X-Factor worked better on the 4link and thats what he has so I figure that might be on of his problems.


tilley88
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posted October 03, 2003 01:15 AM
What about the Monte bar?


DWorks_05
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posted October 03, 2003 01:24 PM
The monty bar is basically the same thing as the Xfactor bar it just has a different biscuit. The biscuit that is in the monty bar is actually a bushing that comes off a a big truck cab. It only lasts for a couple of races. The Xfactor almost durometers the same as the monty bar it justs lasts longer. The Xfactor and the Monty bar are just two different biscuits in the same metal Halo.