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June 13, 2017 at 06:30:19 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 8

Currently running a non-wing restricted 360 (carb). We have been pretty successful when there is some bite to the track, but have struggled with side bite when it slicks off. Lately I have noticed more of the manufactures stating a specific engine size with their recommended setups (410/360/305, etc.) and it has really got me to thinking about how the weight is getting transferred in a lower powered car (500hp). We have raised the front to help transfer weight to the rear, and are running softer rear bars than rec, but I'm really starting to confuse myself with how much I should vary from those rec 410 settings (seems like they soften everything up with less power to help with transfer). Thinking maybe raising the car a little? RR shock changes (softer than a 5/6)? RF bar change (softer)...what do you guys think?
Car is an 87/40 Maxim Raised Rail

June 14, 2017 at 06:58:45 AM
Joined: 03/16/2017
Posts: 598

important items you have not mentioned. can you cut your tires ? size of track ? what blocks are you putting under the back to start the night off ? are you getting enough transfer unto the LR to keep it down ? A raised bar Maxim you should be able to get the nose up under full throttle and bury the LR on entry. The correct shock should keep you there thru the corner and give you a straighter drive coming off. so instead off being loose coming off, which is only going to create excessive wheel spin, you want to have the car go into understeer coming off. the car will drive straighter off the corner and stronger and will come out of understeer if not excessive. The big difference in HP 410 to 305 racing makes weight transfer and shocks huge. Same as if you bolted a wing on, be a fresh start mainly because of weight transfer.

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