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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby All Motor Boys on Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:42 pm

The guys that was watching said I wasn't getting any weight transfer. What should be the next thing I do? I dropped from a 15.4 to a 13.4. Just with tires?

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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby Chris Van on Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:06 am

What kind of condition were the slicks in that you used?
Your car is still not fast enough to be spinning slicks like that.
That is not an insult to your car by any means. I just think there is something more to it like track prep (lack of) or the slicks were worn completely out.
With a good set of slicks your car, with stock suspension should transfer enough weight to hook. You are headed in the right direction now though.
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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby All Motor Boys on Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:57 pm

The slicks are used but apprear in good condition im not sure how old they are. I tried doing a long burnont and that didnt help. I was hooking good after the tree but not on the initial launch

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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

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Re: Help Me Hook *Video* new link

Postby 455'ed80Regal on Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:36 pm

Do you drive through the burnout box or around it and back into it??? Also, try and let your burnout carry you most of the way to the staging beams instead of driving to the staging beams. Your tires won't pick up as much debris that way.
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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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