Header Layback on a door car

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  1. Jason Green

    Jason Green Member

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    Does anyone know a good starting point for header angle on a pro mod? I'm getting ready to build a set and I'd like an idea where to start
     
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  2. jay70cuda

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    I think some of it depends on the body style. An old body car you want them laid back pretty far. But car balance comes into play as well. A new Camaro wants downforce on the front end to help steer down track and keep the front end down. I think there is no right or wrong answer. It’s gonna depend on how you wanna run the car.
     
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    I think it depends on the engine placement and the aero of the body. You can do something like Mike Janis and roll them backwards and get some thrust action. I know the funny cars complain about the down force down track and not really being able to steer very well on the laid back headers. On turbo and some nitrous cars the bull horn turn ups are good for front end down force.
     
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