Steve, Shelton and others are all welcome on this, and it is not to find a way to adjust something, but the most effecient and economical way to calm down a wild chassis such as mine with a medium power level added.
Ok, so all you chassis guys and racer's that know how, why, and what to do about these chassis deals when it get's wild, which is the best route to go in say,(my case) and remember, I have a long wheelbase of 116" and 3525lbs. to deal with, and a high I/C and the I/C is just in front om my C/G. I also run a big tire vs say a 31, or 31 x 10.5W tire and weight I could loose with going to a smaller tire.
Now, I set this chassis up this way and it wasn't until I put a 250, then changed to a 200 shot in my tuneup to get this massive wheelie machine to be born, so after calming down my tire psi, and lowering to a 200 hp level tune, I am able to get a little better control of my chassis and how it launches now(and what a relief!!! my oil pan and headers can't take another hit like before)
So, with all that being said, and you guys with more seat and chassis tuneup time vs me, what are your thoughts about changing up things, would you readjust the chassis setup to calm down the front end lifting point, or, (in my case again) keep the tuneup the same, adjust the tire pressure again, and adjust the shocks and front springs as I have changed my front spring/shock package to double adj. and another 50lb. rated spring)? Add some tire pressure and keep a little more wheel speed to slip the tires a bit and cut down on the bite, yet still get good weight transfer? OR, as mentioned, change the lifting point in the chassis?
I would hate to change things now in the chassis since it is working very good, but just needs to be massaged a bit to better perfection to be more consistant. My thought is to just keep some wheel speed up a bit more, and play with the tire pressure again as before that did calm down my wheelie machine.
I have no room for wheelie bars, but, maybe I can make a single wheelie bar work somehow, but time will tell on that area, I could add some weight to the front also, but that would be defeating the purpose I think since my chassis is so heavy now!!! I could see adding weight to a tube chassis car, but I need to be on a diet with this pig for sure, but adding weight is not out of the picture if needed.
So, would you guys change the chassis setup or play with tire psi and shock/spring package?
Thanks for any reply.