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Post  dr's wife racing on November 12th 2013, 11:09 am

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:Some guys try to do everything with just the 4-link because of their adjustability, forgetting that air pressure & shock adjustments are also usable tools to add into the mix as well.

I have seen where some guys absolutely refuse to play with air pressure numbers just because they have a "favorite" pressure number that they have always used forever, and ever (and they aint gona change now).
Trust me we were throwing everything at it. I think the key was the guys who were working with it are big tire guys.It had a lot of issues first time out and they fixed all of them except for getting it hooked up. I knew this was going to be a challenge. There is not alot of people around here to consult with. Esp. at the track.
We found some things I need to change. I will get that done and get her back to the track. I am very persistant if nothing else. I'm open to suggestions. I need to get some photo's of the susp. up so you can have a better idea of what I'm working with.
A little shout to Keith F and Ted at Engine systems. The motor has been flawless. A very nice piece.
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Re: A few spy shots

Post  richter69 on November 12th 2013, 1:06 pm

Dave C. wrote:Gettin ready to buy shocks myself. What brand are you buying?

your DA Afcos are ordered lol
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Post  whatbumper on November 12th 2013, 1:55 pm

yellowhorse7 wrote:
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dr's wife racing wrote:
whatbumper wrote:Most guys that set up true 4-links only know how to set them up for slicks.  way too much wheel speed usually.
I think that is the case here. They got every thing going streight, just no bite.  I do think new shocks on both ends will help.
If you're ready for some top of the line stuff just let me know.  Very Happy 
Just don't sell him santhruffs. Not a fan. Good DA Afcos and he can send them to Menscer if need be
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I wonder where I get my stuff from?

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Post  yellowhorse7 on November 12th 2013, 3:54 pm

whatbumper wrote:
yellowhorse7 wrote:
whatbumper wrote:
dr's wife racing wrote:
whatbumper wrote:Most guys that set up true 4-links only know how to set them up for slicks.  way too much wheel speed usually.
I think that is the case here. They got every thing going streight, just no bite.  I do think new shocks on both ends will help.
If you're ready for some top of the line stuff just let me know.  Very Happy 
Just don't sell him santhruffs. Not a fan. Good DA Afcos and he can send them to Menscer if need be
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I wonder where I get my stuff from?
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A few pictures

Post  dr's wife racing on November 16th 2013, 9:33 pm

Here are a few pictures of the suspension setup I'm working with.  I'm planning on changing to Afco Big Guns shocks on the rear.











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Re: A few spy shots

Post  yellowhorse7 on November 16th 2013, 11:43 pm

How old and how many passes on the rear tires?
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on November 17th 2013, 5:39 am

Most any other brand drag shock is gonna be better than the Aldan Eagles on the car now.
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Post  Wheelie58 on November 17th 2013, 7:06 am

[quote="dr's wife racing"]
DILLIGASDAVE wrote:Some guys try to do everything with just the 4-link because of their adjustability, forgetting that air pressure & shock adjustments are also usable tools to add into the mix as well.

A little shout to Keith F and Ted at Engine systems. The motor has been flawless. A very nice piece.
Glad to hear that the mill is still happy.
Thank you .
Keith
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Post  dr's wife racing on November 17th 2013, 11:36 am

cool40 wrote:
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bbf-falcon wrote:[quote="dr's wife rac.
Anybody want to guess the wt. on the pig?
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2640 w/u in it.Smile 
    Much higher This car is all steel only lexan is door glass        

3220 with driver???????
It is 3085 lbs race ready with my over wt self in it.
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Post  dr's wife racing on November 17th 2013, 11:44 am

Tony the tires are about 2 yrs old. They only have the few test pass's I've put on them. They have been kept clean, stored inside out of the light but I consider them suspect. I plan on having a new set on it for the spring. I'm going to try and clean up any thing that is questionable over the winter. Do you think afco big guns are a good choice ?
I had plans to up grade the induction but I guess that budget will go to the suspension. No need to try and up the power when you can't use what you have.
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Re: A few spy shots

Post  richter69 on November 17th 2013, 11:57 am

looks like plenty of room for some tank tracks.........

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Post  whatbumper on November 17th 2013, 12:30 pm

Afco big guns are great when valved correctly. The afco fronts are cool too but each are pricey.

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Post  yellowhorse7 on November 17th 2013, 1:24 pm

dr's wife racing wrote:Tony the tires are about 2 yrs old. They only have the few test pass's I've put on them. They have been kept clean, stored inside out of the light but I consider them suspect. I plan on having a new set on it for the spring. I'm going to try and clean up any thing that is questionable over the winter. Do you think afco big guns are a good choice ?
I had plans to up grade the induction but I guess that budget will go to the suspension. No need to try and up the power when you can't use what you have.
Doesn't matter how they are stored. Tires are junk. Big Guns are great shocks. Get with Whatbumper and see what he can do for you. I believe he may be a dealer and I think has a contact with the shock nerd.

I'll tell you the same thing any other suspension guy will tell you. When you deal with big power and small contact patch, wear parts are CRITICAL for consistency. Tires must be fresh, springs must be tight, no binding anywhere, burn out and stage consistent, etc.

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Post  dr's wife racing on November 17th 2013, 2:30 pm

I agree with everything you said there Tony. That was the reason for the trip to the chassis shop. Everything is tight with the right shoulder  bolt's thru out. They found no bind. in it.We put new 130 lb springs. They are big tire guys but they are good on four links. They didn't pretend to be radial guys. I still think it was money well spent to get it all squared and running in a line.
We have to do a lot of work on getting the driver consistent. He's old,fat,cranky and don't see too good:lol: 
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Post  dr's wife racing on November 17th 2013, 7:46 pm

richter69 wrote:looks like plenty of room for some tank tracks.........

There is room for some pretty big tracks under there. That is one reason I bought the car. I really want to make this radial deal work.
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Post  whatbumper on November 17th 2013, 11:35 pm

You have a very good foundation. There is a lot of information that most 4-link guys don't know when it comes to radials. Wheel speed is easy to work with, dead hooking without breaking stuff is more challenging. Smile 

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