Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   set up ?
nate 11
posted January 13, 2004 07:14 PM
i have a limited mod. when i set it up do i set the front end up first (toe,camber,caster,ect.) or the ride height ,cross,% ect).


posted January 13, 2004 09:19 PM
1: Set ride height
2: Scale set all %
3: Set caster
4: Set camber
5: Set toe-out
Hope this is what you were looking for.

posted January 14, 2004 06:03 AM
this is how the dirtworks setup sheet says what the proper order to set the car up:

1)Install correct wheel offsets, tires, air pressure
2)Install desired amount of fuel and fill all liquids
3)Set frame heights start with LF-->RF-->LR--RR
4)set wheelbase
5)set panhard bar angle
6)set rearend side-to-side
7)set link bars to desired lengths (angles)
8)set frontend alignment
9)set pinion angle
10) scale car to desired percentages.***Remember when you scale your car; to gain more RR bite, raise the RR and LF frame heights; to gain more LR raise the LR and RF frame heights. Always try to work all four corners at the same time (1 turn in the LF, 1 turn out of the RF, 1 turn in the RR, and 1 turn out of the LR. This will add about 20# of RR bite to your car.
1 turn on the front weight jacks = 10-15#
1 turn on the rear weight jacks = 10#
This will vary depending on the spring rates.
Leftside and rear percentages will not change when adjusting the weight jacks, these are static weights and can only be changed by ading or removing ballast.
11) reset front end alignment
12) recheck pinion angle
14) go to claim area

[This message has been edited by 2nd2none (edited January 14, 2004).]

nate 11
posted January 14, 2004 04:12 PM
thanks guys..... later

posted January 14, 2004 04:17 PM
Also remember to go back and recheck everything when you are done. By making one change many times you are changing something else as well. Caster/camber can affect ride heights, %'s. Pinion angle and bar angle can affect ride heights, %s, etc..

I think its best to get everything close the first time through.. then go back and get everything dialed in teh second.or third time.

Back to the Archives