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thead
05-09-2010, 01:31 PM
I have a 04 Barry Wright the car is super fast when the track is wet and tacky but when the track drys out I cant get enough sidebite or forward drive . Any help would be appreciated.

dchamp3
05-09-2010, 01:49 PM
What springs,shocks are you running and track size.

Egoracing
05-09-2010, 05:14 PM
Ballast location?

SlingShot
05-09-2010, 06:13 PM
I have a 04 Barry Wright the car is super fast when the track is wet and tacky but when the track drys out I cant get enough sidebite or forward drive . Any help would be appreciated.
Weird, that vintage BWRC is known for crazy sidebite and tons of drive. Call Barry, he can get you going real quick.

helper
05-10-2010, 09:20 AM
I help with this car, springs are

LF 500 RF 400
LR 225 RR 225
54.7% Left
52.9% Rear
120 lbs. bite

Brand new ohlin shocks, no traction shock
track is 3/8's flat
1 peice of lead in front of left rear tire, middle way up

leadorfollow
05-10-2010, 02:00 PM
are these weights with or without driver. I'm hoping that's without the driver but just from a baseline I would imagine you don't have enough rear weight. should be around 54.5

N2Racin
05-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Seems like alot of left if that is with no driver?

helper
05-11-2010, 07:18 AM
These percentages are with the driver in the car

kigkingupdirt
05-11-2010, 06:08 PM
rear percent to low. Get that up to 54.5-55% and you'll have a different car.
May take a bit from handle in hot laps but they dont give trophies for them anyhow.

dchamp3
05-13-2010, 09:48 PM
Put A 250 In The Rr And Get The Wedge Up To 150-160

Norton DLM
06-05-2010, 12:09 AM
dchamp, I am still learning but for heats I was running a 250 lr and a 225 rr going to a 225 lr for dry. For dry I have never heard of a 25# split across the back with the heavier spring on the rr. why wouldn't that heavier spring on the rr loosen the car up? rather than give it side bite? I race an 04 Fegers under rail.

dchamp3
06-06-2010, 10:25 AM
We have a 04 Warrior underrail 500 lf 400 rf 225 lr 250 rr 150 wedge and smoke the guys we race against on a3/8s track started 14th the other week and was leading by lap 8 and checked out, it does work.

MasterSbilt_Racer
06-06-2010, 04:09 PM
dchamp, I am still learning but for heats I was running a 250 lr and a 225 rr going to a 225 lr for dry. For dry I have never heard of a 25# split across the back with the heavier spring on the rr. why wouldn't that heavier spring on the rr loosen the car up? rather than give it side bite? I race an 04 Fegers under rail.

Tightness on entry is when you plant the rr on entry. A stiffer spring will do that (as longs as the stiffer spring does not cause the car to lose overall grip). The rr is where the "sidebite" comes from. The rf is steering you.