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WaaBulance
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 03, 2002 05:59 AM
having problem geting car slowed down for the turn driver says will not slow down enough to make turn put most of the brake percentage to fornt wheels . is rocket chassis scaled lf 556 rf 440 lr 733 rr 540 springs rf 350 rr250 panbar 8 1/2 on 3/8 mile track banked using hoosier tires went from contendting to stroker quick just missing setup somehow bad can not get car to hook up

cessnaflyboy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 04, 2002 08:25 PM
Well i see you havent got a reply from anyone so ill just throw my 2 cents in. im not at all familiar with rocket chassis but i guess if it was mine i would maybe lighten up on all my percentages. You have 56.7 left--56.7 right and 51.6 wedge. Seams a little much but i also dont know what rocket calls for. Try ckecking out reverse settup under toolbox. Thats pretty slick. Good luck and let me know what you find out.

NRG77
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted June 05, 2002 02:13 AM
Well I'm no expert but here are a few suggestions. Your percentages seem about right, I don't think that is the problem. Check all of your brake equipment, pads, fluid, lines etc. Are the brakes fading or just not working well? Bleed them, change the fluid and any other easy fix. Check your gearing, if you run to high a gear you lose the natural braking force from the engine decelerating. That is often overlooked. Also check your torque arm, if you are running one too short you may be losing your tire contact patch when the engine unloads. The same thing will happen if you run too stiff an axle damper or too stiff a shock or spring on the torque arm. Dial some of your brake force back to the rear. Also check your stagger and rear suspension set up, if the car will turn better you will not need as much brake. I don't know if any of this helps, good luck. TC

WaaBulance
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 06, 2002 04:28 AM
thanks gave suggestions to driver am bleeding all brakes today. will see if they help friday .

WaaBulance
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 06, 2002 04:32 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by NRG77:
[B]Well I'm no expert but here are a few suggestions. Your percentages seem about right, I don't think that is the problem. thanks bleeding brakes today gave suggestions to driver said he would try
again thanks


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