Yo big John, you still alive. Have not heard from you in a while. Are you on some kind of top secret mission. Quiet could also mean trouble for us members. What you got up your sleeve for the fall fella ?:smt102
He's around, he posted today. He has something up his sleeve for sure:scared003Yo big John, you still alive. Have not heard from you in a while. Are you on some kind of top secret mission. Quiet could also mean trouble for us members. What you got up your sleeve for the fall fella ?:smt102
Did you determine that the bump stops were hitting the axle tube? Cut em off or raise the rear a bit! Sudded stops cause unloading the rears just like we see in the vid. When power gets big, suspension action must be slowed.
I sawed off the bump-stops when you (Jim) suggested it last year. They were definitely hitting when you noticed it but I’m pretty sure they didn’t hit the differential housing in the pass Brad videoed. I’m thinking the rear shocks were set too loose. If you watch the gap between the top of the slicks and the rear fenderwell, it looks like the back of the truck drops down and then rebounds, unloading the slicks. You can also hear the tires squeal when the truck bed rebounds to the top. It looks like to me that the gap actually opens up wider on the rebound than it was when I was sitting there waiting for the green light. (It's hard to see but if you double-click on a youtube video you can view it in full-screen). I had the QA-1’s set on 8-9 (left-right) in the video, and I’m going to try setting them on 10-10 or 10-11 next weekend if the weather cooperates at MIR. A big thanks to Brad for videotaping and posting the videos… the DelValLO/LightningRodder brotherhood makes this sport a lot more fun and makes it easier for all of us to go faster.I think his rear bumps stops are removed if I recall
Thanks Brad! You're always one of the first to pitch-in even if you're not racing, and we all appreciate that. If I can ever help you out in any way please let me know!It was my pleasure that day John, maybe I'll be racing at Spookfest this fall but just 1/8 mile. My slicks wil be here tommorow and Ill have them mounted and installed on the rear to see of theres any rubbing. Im not gonna have a cage by then due to I may have to have surgery on my hand so no OT.
Yea Brads okay John ....... even though he runs a whipple :shocked003 otstirring :shitstormretarded [smilie=omThanks Brad! You're always one of the first to pitch-in even if you're not racing, and we all appreciate that. If I can ever help you out in any way please let me know!
We went soft in the back for the first 3 runs at MIR with my truck and the last run we tighten them up some which felt great because the track was hooking like crazy. I did bounce off the bumpr stop though, I put a small amount of grease on them befroe I made the ride to MD.Where are you guys getting your "starting point settings" for your rear shocks? Its no wonder your having a hard time hooking with those settings that high. Always start off low and if the track hooks tighten up the shocks little by little. You would laugh at what I have all our trucks set at but then again you wouldnt be laughing if you were in the other lane not hooking.