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24Crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted February 13, 2001 10:10 PM
Does anyone know where I could get something like a flow chart for setup problems? Just something to make sure I'm going the right direction when I don't have time to go looking for the magazine article when I've only got a few minutes between warm-ups and the heat race.

Racer31
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted February 13, 2001 10:55 PM UIN: 53155759
Try this site, I have found it VERY useful, www.ammotorsports.com/handling.htm If that is not the exact page you can find it by going to the am motorsports homepage. Hope this helps.

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted February 13, 2001 10:55 PM
This is how I look at correcting my car: Make sure of your chassis set up before you go to the track-correct springs,stagger,tire pressures,weight percentages,wheel offsets, all of the suspension components in good condition and operating correctly,good shocks. If I have a problem just on corner entry usually a brake bias adjustment will correct this.If your loose or tight all the way through the corner will need a spring change. Corner exit problem usually means you need to adjust the stagger. Steve Smith Autosports publications has several good books that break down the different problems to sort of a flow chart.

24Crew
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted February 14, 2001 09:51 PM
I thank you both very much. That that page was exactly what I was looking for. We're starting off this season with a different car. Last year we tried the advice of some of the guys at the track and it got quite confussing. Steve Smith was VERY helpful.

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