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Author Topic:   3 brakes or 4?
malden_mayhem
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted July 31, 2002 08:18 PM
they have recently relined our track with really slick greay clay. ive put in new springs that are stiffer and lower the car 4 inches but we still slide up the corners. should i plug up the right front brake, so it will sling us around the corners?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted August 01, 2002 12:22 AM UIN: 54865418
do you run any stagger or offset on the right front?

malden_mayhem
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted August 01, 2002 08:17 PM
i just bought some 2inch off sets, but havent used them yet.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted August 01, 2002 11:15 PM UIN: 54865418
might want to give that a try also what are you running for air pressure and what is the track like size and banking

24s52
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted August 03, 2002 12:43 AM
tire pressure is a major player. Also if you are going to eliminate brakes I would suggest cutting off both back ones and leaving the front alone. You need to be careful of spinning out, but that's where communication comes in.

malden_mayhem
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted August 03, 2002 07:32 PM
thanks for all the info, we raced fri and the car held the track very well. i think the main problem was the new clay on the track. it is really slick until late in the night, when it dries out and gets packed good. thanks again for all the help.



racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted August 04, 2002 02:05 AM UIN: 54865418
24 why would you want to run with only front brakes. in a race car they are there to slow you down not to stop you like in a street car look at it this way if you get on the brakes hard in your street car what happens the front dives and the back raises right so why would you want to have all your weight going forward and loosing all that weight on the rear and losing traction. alot ogf times on a low back short track guys will block off the rf to help set the car in the turns better

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