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imca chassis hobby stock setup

Postby bderry » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:34 am

im in need of some help for a good imca hobby stock chassis setup. illl be running 3/8 and 1/2 mile tracks.my wheels are 15x7 with either a 3,31/2,4 inch offset 205/70 or 75 r15 tires.some tips and help would be very helpful thanks.
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Re: imca chassis hobby stock setup

Postby RCJ » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:47 am

4off on l/f ,3off on r/f ,3 off on both rears .The rear axle needs to be offset so the r/r is atleast 1'' closer to the centerline of the car than the r/f,l/r needs to be 1'' farther from the c/l than the l/f.Bilstein DP1 shock package is a good place to start.Replace the lower balljionts with the chrysler screw in(772 is the larger,moog 727 smaller)I would start with 150 lbs of bite in the left rear,225 spring l/r, 200r/r then just start trying front springs till handled good Attension to detail is what makes a car fast,get every ounce of wieght from the front tires forward out of the car
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Re: imca chassis hobby stock setup

Postby bderry » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:56 pm

hw do i get a 150lbs of bite in the left rear.what would recommend for front springs to star with 800 l/f and1000 r/f.
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Re: imca chassis hobby stock setup

Postby ZIGGY » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:59 pm

bderry wrote:hw do i get a 150lbs of bite in the left rear


No offense meant bderry, but get someone local to show you how to scale the car & everything that goes with basic setup. There is more than one way to skin a cat(but most of 'em will make you puke(just joking)), but RCJ knows what he's doing & gives good advice. IMO 800 & 1000 is too much spring split. Try 900/1000 or 800/900. Get some spring rubbers - not sure if they're legal but good for trial. Doesn't sound like you'll be worried about a dq for awhile.
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Re: imca chassis hobby stock setup

Postby RCJ » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:11 am

With the car on the scales subtract the wieght of the r/r from the l/r (950-800=150).''Bite'' is just a term somebody made up that dirt track people use.
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