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posted April 06, 2004 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLSONRACECARS   Click Here to Email OLSONRACECARS     
When I scaled my car and got the numbers I was looking for I lost my left front ride hight. It's 3/4 of an inch shorter than I would like to see it. Anybody got any clues on what to do to get it where I want it. I think a stonger LF spring would be going in the wrong direction. Spring rates in front are 750 LF 850 RF with a 175 RR and 225 LR. car is a short 2 link with pullbar and short panhard bar. any help would be greatly appreciated.

posted April 07, 2004 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyNLoIMCA17     
the spring rate would be the wrong thing to do. When your weighing the car out, if you put 1 round in the right front then take 1 round out of the left front to keep the ride height the same. Therefore if you only want to move 1 round of weight then you would only put a half a round in the right and a half out of the left, you see. I think this is what your asking for?? So if your ride height is off now the only thing I can think of is reset the ride heights and rescale the car. Thats what I'd do.

posted April 07, 2004 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastow     
Let me share some insight on this subject. Setting ride hieghts and cross weight or rear end bite some call it needs to be done hand in hand when setting ride hieghts have someone keep an eye on your cross percentage or rear split wieght when you adjust ride height always keep a eye on your cross weight\rear split and you can bring them in together. Thats where I think the ol grain scales where nice you could set the balance bars on your scales with the correct weight and go around adjusting ride height always watching them scales balance. It always seems to me you can just keep going around tweaking ride height and cross wieght\rear split till your just adjusting for maybe a 1\16 inch ride height back and forth or fractions of pounds you get that close and its going to take a pretty good driver feel the difference in a 1\16 or 1\8 in ride height or maybe a pound or two in cross wieght or rear split. Good luck

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