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Old 03-01-2019, 06:22 AM
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So I race primary outdoor on smooth asphalt. It gets treated but I would still consider it fairly low traction. My first few outings i struggled with setup since I've never been good at figuring things out and after speaking to a few of the guys they found out I was using springs that were much too hard. Luckily I had amassed quite a few spares but even then my softest springs (12lbs) were too stiff. Were we compensating for some other setup changes that could be made? I based it recommended setups and tweaked it to my driving style from there.

Also I was browsing around last night and didnt find many kits of springs for sale or at least a wide enough spring rate that I used to see. Who is selling springs these days?
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So I race primary outdoor on smooth asphalt. It gets treated but I would still consider it fairly low traction. My first few outings i struggled with setup since I've never been good at figuring things out and after speaking to a few of the guys they found out I was using springs that were much too hard. Luckily I had amassed quite a few spares but even then my softest springs (12lbs) were too stiff. Were we compensating for some other setup changes that could be made? I based it recommended setups and tweaked it to my driving style from there.

Also I was browsing around last night and didnt find many kits of springs for sale or at least a wide enough spring rate that I used to see. Who is selling springs these days?
n low grip asphalt i had better results with a stiffer spring and softer shock oil, like 37.5 shock oil and like 17lbs spring. it also depends on your car set up and tires.
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If you're on about touring cars, 12lbs should be plenty soft (12lbs = c=2.1). Most racers run at least 14.5lb (c=2.5).
What angle are your shocks at?
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If you're on about touring cars, 12lbs should be plenty soft (12lbs = c=2.1). Most racers run at least 14.5lb (c=2.5).
What angle are your shocks at?
I dont remember the particulars of the shock angle. I can always grab the car if youre really curious.
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Go to this page find your car, and check out some of the set ups for asphalt.

It should give you an idea of what others racers have used
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