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 Post subject: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:33 am 
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Hey Guys, I have been having trouble with the S10 going right on the hit.
If the track is hooking pretty decent it will go straight maybe just a touch right but ok in my opinion. If the track isn't hooking that good it will still raise the wheels and go right, saturday on 1 particular pass as soon as I let go of the button it went right so hard I had to lift instantly almost like an axle broke. So I then use my Mulligan card (you know what that is right?) and I talked with the track operator and he told me that there has been some issue's over there and to go to the other lane but they are going to work on both sides before we go back out. So I did what he said and it left like it should have straight and safe.
So what I am trying to understand is why does my truck go Right when it spins? What should I do to make it go straight even if it spins? I thought about adding 1-2 flats to the right rear ladder bar, but wasn't sure if that is the right thing to do.
My 60's all night were...
1.3131 left lane
1.3131 left lane
1.4060 rear wheels
1.3148 left lane
1.3210 right lane
1.3152 right lane
1.3209 left lane
1.3163 Left lane had to lift just past 60' due to going right..
I also had a 1.29 but the ticket must still be in the S10... #-o

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:04 pm 
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I'd go more like 3-4 flats. If your moving that hard to the right then you need more then you may think. If it moves to the left, then you know to take some out. But I'm betting it won't.

I hate to state the obvious, but you know what the acronym assume is.....you are wanting to add preload I'm hoping.

hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:59 pm 
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Wheelie bars and live to fight another day. =;

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Jody, I forget stuff. Was this the truck that you changed out springs in the front, or was that some one else? Then had a little lean in the truck?

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:58 pm 
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My truck don't lean, I don't think.
I was thinking I need a little preload to even things out. But wasn't sure.
My truck has Moroso Trick Springs in the front #130 Rear springs and generic Coil over shocks.
It's weight is 2865 Lbs. and 600 Lbs. nose heavy.
Not sure as far as right to left weights.

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:53 pm 
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preload it....

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:46 am 
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Im with Don on this one but also with Steve :-k ...If you get some wheelie bars on there you can control how much it lifts the wheel in the front...And if you think about it...........If it rises the same amount every time it will also help make your short times more constant...... #-o

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 Post subject: Re: Suspension help
 Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:40 am 
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If you want pre load, I would go with a spring rubber in the left front, then adjust right rear coil over till you got back to even ride heights. It may take more or less to get it just right. Adding pre load to the ladder bar is some what undependable as the ladder bar works as a anti roll bar in it's self. Possibly a combination of both, may be something to play with.

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