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The live class took place January 16-17, 2021. Watch, Rewind, and Watch Again. The 2-day class is broken down section by section into 117 videos.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Racelogic Crate Late Model Manual

    • 0-0 Instructor Introductions

  • 2

    Front Suspension

    • 1-1 Squaring the Front

    • 1-2 Caster and Tow

    • 1-3 Racks and Servos

    • 1-4 Pull Down Rigs and Set Up Plates

    • 1-5 Caster Gauges and Spindles

    • 1-6 Caster and Camber

    • 1-7 Changing Spindles and Geometry

    • 1-8 Caster and Uppers

    • 1-9 Changing Bump

    • 1-10 Checking Spindles

    • 1-11 Pin Angle

    • 1-12 Front Suspension Follow up and Safety Tips

  • 3

    Driveline

    • 2-1 Transmissions and Driveshafts

    • 2-2 Bleeding Your Clutch

    • 2-3 Transmission Lubes

    • 2-5 Tip for Venting your Rear End

    • 2-4 Rear End Tubes

    • 2-6 Camber and Tow on the Rear

    • 2-7 Rear End Lubes

    • 2-8 Rear Ends Q&A

    • 2-12 Pinion Angle

    • 2-11 Setting Fifth Coil

    • 2-9 Rear Suspension Overview

    • 2-10 4-Bar Movements

    • 2-13 J-Bars

    • 2-14 Axles

    • 2-15 Rear Suspension Wrap Up

  • 4

    Shocks

    • 3-0 Racelogic 2021Shocks

    • 3-1 Intro and Twin Tube Shocks

    • 3-2 Monotubes Air Shocks Base Valves

    • 3-3 Valving and Piston Options

    • 3-4 Reading Graphs - Part 1

    • 3-5 Reading Graphs - Part 2

    • 3-6 Cavitation Hysteresis Adjusters

    • 3-7 Shock Maintenance

    • 3-8 What Pictures Can Tell You About Your Car

    • 3-9 Aerodynamics

    • 3-10 Data Acquisition

    • 3-11 Tuning for a Rough Racetrack

    • 3-12 Air Shocks

    • 3-13 Practice and Testing

    • 3-14 Fifth Coil

    • 3-15 Pull Bars and Shocks

    • 3-16 Too much tie down on the right front

    • 3-17 Bump Stop vs Bump Spring

    • 3-18 Spring Pre-loader

    • 3-19 Bump Springs vs Pucks

    • 3-20 Adjusting Rebound

    • 3-21 Pre-loader on Right Rear

  • 5

    Crate Engine Tips

    • 4-1 Intro to Day 2

    • 4-2 Picking an Engine Builder

    • 4-3 Best Fuels for Crates

    • 4-4 Carb Adjustments on a Chassis Dyno

    • 4-5 Flow testing heads

    • 4-6 Engine Rebuilding Costs

    • 4-7 Headers and Air Filter Bases

    • 4-8 Polished Transmission Dyno Results

    • 4-9 Header Recommendations

    • 4-10 Carb Spacers

    • 4-11 Header Cost and Anti-Reversion Mufflers

    • 4-12 Air Filter Recommendation

    • 4-13 Wilds Headers

    • 4-14 Kinser Air Breathers

    • 4-15 Walker Air Filters and Outerwears

    • 4-16 Cold Air Boxes

    • 4-17 Hood scoops

    • 4-18 Mufflers and Transmissions

    • 4-19 Sealing the Air Filter

    • 4-20 Blueprinting vs Out of the Box Engines

  • 6

    Q&A Follow Up from Day 1

    • 5-1 Loosening and Tightening a Race Car

    • 5-2 4-Wheel vs 3-Wheel Brakes

    • 5-3 Right Rear Shear

    • 5-4 Wide Right Front

    • 5-5 Weighted Axle Tubes

    • 5-6 The Importance of Corner Entry

    • 5-7 Setting Yaw

    • 5-8 J-Bar and Different Chassis

    • 5-9 Adjusting for a Slick Track

    • 5-10 Extreme Load Changes on the Right Rear

    • 5-11 Bottoming Out on the Right Front

    • 5-12 Setting the Fifth Coil Properly

    • 5-13 Changes for Different Racetracks and a Balanced Set up

    • 5-14 Scaling the Car

    • 5-15 Moving the Engine on the Midplate

  • 7

    Spring Smasher

    • 6-1 Fastshafts U-Bolt Caps Tip

    • 6-2 Spring Smasher Maintenance

    • 6-3 Generating Starting Numbers

    • 6-4 Verifying Springs

    • 6-5 Spring Smasher Part 1

    • 6-6 Spring Smasher Part 2

    • 6-7 Changes During Race Night

    • 6-8 Stacked Spring vs Conventional

    • 6-9 Allgaier Bump Stop

    • 6-10 Bump and Crossover Nut

    • 6-11 Adjusting Left Rear and Right Rear

    • 6-12 Spring Rubbers in the Left Rear

    • 6-13 Changing Preload without Changing Ride Height

    • 6-14 Left Rear Front Shock

    • 6-15 Matt and Carb Spacers

    • 6-16 Floating Brake Brackets

    • 6-17 Heavy Track to Slick Track Numbers

    • 6-18 How Much to Adjust at a Time

    • 6-19 Rebound on the Right Front

  • 8

    Tires

    • 7-1 Tire Stagger

    • 7-2 Tire Maintenance

    • 7-3 Tire Grinding Grooving Siping

  • 9

    Brakes

    • 8-1 Master Cylinder

    • 8-2 Brake Bias Adjuster

    • 8-3 Brake Pedals

    • 8-4 Master Cylinder Replacement

    • 8-5 Bleeding Brakes and Choosing Brake Fluid

    • 8-6 Rotors and Pads

    • 8-7 Brake Lines

    • 8-8 Using Gauges to Set Brakes

    • 8-9 Bedding Brakes

    • 8-10 Brake Tips

  • 10

    Safety

    • 9-1 Helmets - Seat Belts - Fire Suppression

  • 11

    Bonus

    • Setting Bump Steer

    • Setting Caster and Camber

    • Checking Tape Measures

    • Checking if the Rear End is Straight

    • Checking for a Bent Rear End Tube

Your Instructors

Dave Hammond

Dave is the owner of Hammond Motorsports. He will be showing the latest tools to enhance your chassis set up.

Crate Insider.com

Kate Dillon

Kate runs Crate Insider.com and is the founder of Winning Motorsports Marketing. She speaks about fire suppression and also teaches racers about marketing and getting sponsors.

Ben Baker

Ben from AFCO Racing is an expert in multiple aspects of race cars including cooling and set up.

Robby Bilbrey

Owner-operator at Race Products Inc. Suspension Division