Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Stonewall, Manitoba Canada
Very frusturated after racing this weekend...
Hey guys, ok so I went racing this weekend past for the first time this season. It was very disappointing. Over the winter, I replaced my broken tranny with a new MMR pro 750 and one of their built clutches, and I must say WOW....amazing pieces. They worked flawlessly....however..the suspension let me down.
My car is a full bodied 94 GT. It has lakewood 70/30's in the front, and MMR Drag coil overs. In the rear it has lakewood 50/50's, oroso trick springs and a bag in the right spring w/ 20lbs of air in it.
I took off the quad shocks as the 60's were terrible like 1.8-9's...lame.
Brand new M/T 28x11.5 et streets with 11-12 lbs in em.
Car went 1.66's last year with lowering springs in it!!! So this is not good!
My car went 11.81 @ 120 this weekend, the same thing as last year, but now with a best of 1.75 60 foot.
What gives?? It seems as if as soon as the car weight transfers to the back, it then bounces all the weight right back to the front. One pass I tried to slip the clutch out (very hard I find in my car w/ new clutch) car picked the wheels off the ground, but then unloaded the tires and spun hard.
I'm losing my ET in the 1 and 2 gears. car has a 5700 rev limit, and it KILLS me, but car should still go fast. I need to get my shift light working, but my car's factory tach says im out of rpm as my rear bumper is just pasing the tree. My spotters outside say i am short shifting first way too soon, which I agree with as when i hit second, it boggs the motor down. I just don't understand why those BRAND NEW tires won't hold??? I was a very unhappy camper this weekend as I saw nothing from all the money I had spent.
Plan now is to adjust the front coils some more, and put stock springs in the rear. and if that still doesn't work, then put stock shocks in the rear too.
please help me, this was the worst weekend I'be ever had racing.
"Build it fast enough to break it, then build it faster, fast enough to put in an automatic...then it becomes boring."-Hot Rod the Movie-1979