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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 25, 2001 08:54 AM
Just scaled car and I need to add more weight. The car must weigh 3400 lbs. With no lead and with out me the car weighs 2765 lbs. I need to add 735 lbs. subtract 200 lbs. for myself and we need to add 535 lbs. I had put some lead in and the car weighed 3265. with 57% left and 46% rear, not close to were I need to be. I need to remove some left weight add move to the rear. The only place to put it in the rear is over the rear end. Would it hurt to have 300 to 400 lbs. up high over thr rear end? would this make the car roll over to much? Metric chassis, 3/8 semi banked, dry slick most of the time. Any help is appreciated.. Thanks Deed

sixwillwin
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted May 25, 2001 09:38 AM
wow thats a lot of lead to add. Work towards 53 or 54 % left side and then get the rear % up, you should be able to get 52% or more with all that weight to add. Weight up high is not a bad thing, it promotes sidebite, something you will need to play with, it all works togetther with your chassis, tires and driving style. It is not uncommon to see Dirt Late model guys hang lead on the top of halo or rear bars, this promotes sidebite. Forward bite.....sidebite.....find the right combination of both and you will be wicked fast. sixwillwin

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DEEDDUDE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 26, 2001 06:53 PM
Thanks Sixwillwin, I worked most of the day on the box to place the ballast in. It has been raining the last couple of hours so no races today. Thanks again, Deed

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