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Help Me Hook *Video* new link

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Chris Van
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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby Chris Van on Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:55 pm

How much street duty does your car see?
If more track than street you can remove the front sway bar and even loosen the a arms a little to help with weight transfer.
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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby All Motor Boys on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:46 pm

I drive through the burnout box. Im on running 15 psi in the tires. I have all stock suspension

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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby Chris Van on Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:07 pm

You could also still safely drop a couple psi in those slicks. If 15 isn't working, try 14 and a half, then 14. Yours shouldn't need much less than that.
I PROMISE YOU that you can make what you have work without spending another dime on suspension stuff. Just a little tinkering with a few things.
Now, once you get it to hook consistently, you will start having to make upgrades as you go. But like I've stated in other post in this thread, these cars can be made to work with little effort. Hell they already have a 4 link suspension under them......
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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby All Motor Boys on Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Ok thanks for the tips I will try disconnecting the sway bar end links, lowering the psi, and doing a longer burn out thru the box.

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