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Discussion in 'Circle Tracks' started by CrewCheif75, May 2, 2011.

  1. CrewCheif75

    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Hey everyone hows it going. I just had the first race of the year and finsihed fourth not bad at all. The car went good on the first part of the race then 15 laps in it started to push. What would make it do that and what can i do to get the push out and make it loose.
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    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Come on guys i need info
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    dirttrackracer25 New Member

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    what type of air pressures u running? if it was a dry slick track the tires will heat up and cause more air pressure which would make u loose gripp and push. what type of setup u running have u disconnected the front sway bar? have messed with the rear sway bar and what size track?
  4. CrewCheif75

    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Alright its a 1/4 mile track. The tires we run are 185/65-14 good year track tire. the pressures we had run this last week were

    LF-15 RF-30

    LR-20 RR- 38
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    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    and as far as sway bars we have not. What way do you adjust them on the car like as far as one side being all the way up and another all the way down and etc
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    dirttrackracer25 New Member

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    on the front sway bar cut off the links and just let it hang there it wont hit anything or u can cut it out, this will allow your LF to stay planted and your car will loose the push and shot out the corner alot faster, the rear sway bar take out the links get some threaded rod the size of the holes where your links where and on the driver side bolt the sway bar up to the frame and on the passenger side give it about inch gap about the same gap as the stock link this will put all the weight to the RF so when your go into a corner the car doesnt have a big weight shift because it preloads the car for the corner both of these things will make a bigg diff, your front tire pressures are good but id pump the rears up to about 35-40 so your rear end slides through the corner more which helps the front turn let know how it turns out for ya you wont be dissappointed
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    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    I dont fully under stand it. So do i just do the left front side or the whole front sway bar and what do you mean on the year expalin it to me better
  8. CrewCheif75

    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Also i just read the rule book so i belive we have to be stock and etc so we cant take them off or anything we can only adjust them so what can we do on them as far as adjusting them on each wheel on the car.

    Here this will make it easier. here is the rules.

    Transmission/Suspension
    1. If drive shaft runs from motor in front to rear end in rear, it must have two 3600 drive shaft loops
    made of 1/4” x 2” steel. Drive shaft must be painted white.
    2. No alterations of flywheels, clutch, transmissions, rear ends. All components from stock issue,
    including stock springs and shocks. Gear ratio must remain stock. Automatic transmissions
    allowed.
    3. Neoprene bushings will be allowed.
    4. Sway bar must be stock, 1” maximum allowed.
    5. All suspension parts must remain stock OEM for make and model, unless otherwise specified in
    rules. All steering components must remain stock for make and model.


    Tires & Wheels
    1. A track tire will be required in 2011.
    2. Stock steel wheels or “aftermarket” 7” wide with 3 ½” offset allowed on all 4 wheels.
    3. Stock steel wheel must be reinforced on right front. (NOTE: if you are not sure how to properly
    reinforce the center section of a wheel, check with an ACT tech inspector.
    4. One-inch (1”) lug nuts mandatory on all wheels.
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    5. NO ALTERING OF TIRES.
    6. Maximum 6 degrees camber on right front for rear wheel drive option. Maximum 4 degrees
    camber on right front for front wheel drive option. Maximum left front camber allowed 1inch.
    All cars must maintain 0o rear camber and caster. Camber may be adjusted by inspectors in
    the interest of safety.
    Safety
  9. CrewCheif75

    CrewCheif75 New Member

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    Also to make it all clear. We are running the track tire as we have to. We are also running the after market rims all around to. We do have the full 4 degrees camber allowed on the right front and have the full 1 inch on the left front to.

    Tell me everything we can do on the car to make it handle better that is legal and also we do have a 29 pound weight on the floor board on the left front to make it legal of the 51 percent left side weight would that make it push to. Should we move it to the back on the left side. what about weight on other sides of the car and etc. I need alot of help i want to get this thing to handle and be quick.
  10. dirttrackracer25

    dirttrackracer25 New Member

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    well by your rules you can still adjust your rear sway bar like i stated before on the rear bar find the place where the link between the lower arm and the meet then the left side bolt the lower arm and the sway directly to that spot on the crossmember(frame) then on the right side u could just leave the stock link in cause it about the adjustment you would need, as for the front i would just hook the LF but leave the bar if they ask just say the link broke but i doubt they see it is unhooked, also on the passenger rear the tracking bar can adjust if u can get it un froze...lol make the RR toe out about 1/2 inch, then you can go to the junk yard and take the whole spindle assembley or just that bar of another escort and put it on your LR so you can adjust it 1/2 toe in, escorts come stock with the adjustable tracking arms on the RR but most track officals dont know that
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    racerboy FEOA Member

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    I think you mean UNHOOK the left front sway bar endlink. I'd just remove the end links. Thats what I did to my car, and they didn't say anything to me, even though I have the requirment of stock, unaltered suspension as well. And if they do say anything (I HIGHLY doubt they will, though) just say you just forgot to put your end links on when you put your car back together. ;)

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