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Old 10-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Lowering springs and drag racing?

Just was curious what effects lowering springs will have at the drag strip...
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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There are a couple things that come into play when using lowering springs on a car that sees the drag strip. The first is that the lowering springs lower the center of gravity of the car, now this is awesome if you are concerned about handling but for drag racing it is bad because it makes it harder for the car to transfer weight when launching. The other thing is that the rear lowering springs are stiffer than the factory rear springs which is good for drag racing because when the car does transfer weight that stiffer rear spring will keep pressure on the tire pushing it downward.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Just was curious what effects lowering springs will have at the drag strip...
What is your RWHP?
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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In for info on this as I'm looking to do bmr 1.4 this week
I'm sure it will help put the weight down more on the car which should allow it to hook better
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What is your RWHP?
385 hp 395 tq
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385 hp 395 tq
Any plans to increase that?
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #7
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Any plans to increase that?
Not for a long time...
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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At the drag strip with 500 RWHP or less lowering coils don't really help or hurt performance. Over 500 with drag radial or slicks hard launches bring the rear suspension close to bottoming on the bump stops. Get into 700 and the Camaro bounces off thee rear stops, loading and unloading.

The first drag two drag strip modifications should be:

#1 Sub-frame bushes or inserts
#2 A rear alignment that sets rear camber as close to 0.00 as possible with the toe IN 0.10 to 0.15.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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At the drag strip with 500 RWHP or less lowering coils don't really help or hurt performance. Over 500 with drag radial or slicks hard launches bring the rear suspension close to bottoming on the bump stops. Get into 700 and the Camaro bounces off thee rear stops, loading and unloading.

The first drag two drag strip modifications should be:

#1 Sub-frame bushes or inserts
#2 A rear alignment that sets rear camber as close to 0.00 as possible with the toe IN 0.10 to 0.15.
Then i should be good to go because i have a set of Pedders Sub-frame bushes!!! let me tell you before when i would do a burnout the car would step out on me now she stays straight its amazing the difference they made!!!
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Then i should be good to go because i have a set of Pedders Sub-frame bushes!!! let me tell you before when i would do a burnout the car would step out on me now she stays straight its amazing the difference they made!!!
Very cool. Thank you for choosing Pedders!
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