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Old 10-17-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
John S.
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spring question for drag strip

I put a set of H&R sport springs in and lowered my car 7/8 inch. These
springs are MUCH stiffer than the stock springs... Now all of a sudden
I've been bitten by the drag racing bug. Now here is my newbieness
shows... With these stiffer springs the front end doesn't come up at
all when I launch and I get a lot of spin... My limited understanding
is the weight transfer isn't happening like it should do to the stiffer
springs. I have taller tires on the back so it is possible to put the
stock springs back in the front and leave the stiffer ones in the back
with out it looking odd... would probably make the car look more level!
LOL! So should I just put the front back to stock and leave the
stiffer springs in the back? Or do I put the stock springs back in
both the front and rear? I also have a set of rear drag shocks on
order... I've got an 2005 and having been looking for some better
struts too... any ideas? (with a reasonable price tag! LOL!)

Thanks!
john

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Old 10-17-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: spring question for drag strip

John, Don't go too overboard getting the car to perform in just one
arena. It could get to the point of squidly on the street.

My '00 has Tokico adjustables F&R w/ F springs. On the street the
shocks stay at '3'. For the 'strip the fronts go to '1', which help to
the tune of around a tenth w/street tires.

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Old 10-17-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: spring question for drag strip

Can I assume 1 is "softer" than 3? So you keep the rear stiff and
soften up the front?

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Old 10-17-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: spring question for drag strip

Yep.

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Old 10-17-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: spring question for drag strip

Thanks! So actually this might work then... since I have taller than
stock tires in the back, if I put the stock springs in the front back
in it will actually level the car out AND allow the front end to come
up... and I keep the stiffer springs in the back... I think this might
be a pretty good set up.... I think the car will still be pretty
stable on the street... LOL! I'm to the point now where ever tenth
really counts!

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