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Our baseline tests at Fontana were made with the Pony’s suspension still in its Mojave Mile configuration (set up with corner weights being equal all around, for optimum handling and stability). In Las Vegas, Chuck decided to raise ride height approximately 2.5 inches. Increasing height raises the center of gravity, which increases weight transfer for a given acceleration. Increasing weight transfer to the rear tires promotes good traction and thus generates harder, quicker acceleration. Secondarily, raising the rear of the car also limits the amount of rebound from the tires, and ultimately keeps them from spinning. A ½-inch-drive ratchet is all that’s needed to make jack-screw adjustments on Maximum’s drag-race lower control arms.