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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-11-2002 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was driving my car today.I noticed since I change the front shocks and removed my sway bar.The car unless it's straight when I hit it,it wants to go to the right,then left then right ect....
I tried to get a nice smokey burnout today ok so I was showing off,to some of my workers.
The still spins the tires but really wants to go forword.
I was turning left when I left my work warehouse area.I hit it before the car was all the way straight the dam thing would do donuts if you dont correct it.It's kinda of a hand full now.


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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 12-11-2002 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scoop,

My car wants to pull to the right when I shift it into 2nd gear at 4500-5000rpm.

Erik

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Fastymz
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posted 12-11-2002 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now thats fuuny Eric because mine wants to go left when I shift into second,at 4500 and up.
It's dam cold out now maybe thats what it is.
But if you give any gas around a turn the tire break loose,then hang on.
I like to fish tail some times but toady I scared myself.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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rockafellz
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posted 12-11-2002 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop,

I honestly can't remember which way it wants to pull, but I do know it pulls because my dad asked me if I felt it. I had adrenaline flowing when I did it at the time.

Erik

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BlueMule
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posted 12-11-2002 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you aired up the tires lately? The Lightning, when frying the hides, goes where it wants when the tires are properly aired up. One h ll of a fun ride in my book when that happens.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-11-2002 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The tires are all pumped up right.The only thing I think of is the cap rotor plug wires,torque over strap,jetting up the carb.All added alittle power and the cold takes away alittle traction.

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Just Strokin
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posted 12-11-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the car squatting pretty much on the right rear and the left front lifting a lot?

I know these setting would help on double adjustables but not sure if the drag shocks are rebounce or compression settings. I think they are compression settings.

Adjust the right rear shock tighter and the left rear shock looser in the rear. Settings like this should level the car some as it takes off.

If you ever watch a drag car, when it takes off, the forces pull the right rear into the fenderwell and pushes the right rear out or down. This tends to put more traction/weight on the left rear driving the car to the right.


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two89w
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posted 12-12-2002 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no it dosent go left for long ,it just axle tramps and brakes engine mounts and destroys radiators in second

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Buster
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posted 12-12-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine pulls to the left... tried adjusting the air pressure, but that didn't work.

For me anyway, I think the rear is moving a bit... not sure though. I don't think its the front end... the wheels are up when it first starts to pull, and its just in first gear. After I go into second it's fine.

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