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Author Topic:   How much stagger is too much?
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3354
posted September 21, 2001 02:07 PM UIN: 16262997
I have seen these guys have absolutely huge amounts of stagger in the car....basically helping turn the car and distribute weight to the much is too much though?


Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted September 23, 2001 07:49 AM
Amount of stagger usually is determined by the track. A wet and sloppy track means more stagger to help the car turn. The drier the track especially if the track is "taking rubber" then the less stagger is used or the car would be too loose. Wheel off-set, spring and shock adjustments all play a part to keep up with the changing track. Sprint cars need "sidebite" and to be a bit loose to be fast. Turning the car is done by pedaling the brake and slightly lifting the throttle to set the chassis going into the corner. Of course, if you have the perfect set-up then the driver won't lift the throttle at all. Running wings require a different set-up.


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