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Author Topic:   roll center and turning
Oldsmobile13
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted January 22, 2002 06:47 PM
I have read in past topics that metric cars handle better with a higher roll center.
Is this more or less important on a fast semi banked 1/2 mile track and will it help in the middle of the turn or on exit. My car never wants to turn. I thought about putting more caster in the right side, what do you guys think?

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted January 22, 2002 09:45 PM
I must be bassackwards. I thought that the metrics roll-center was too high and you did what you could to lower it.

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted January 22, 2002 10:05 PM
You could be right, I dont know.

wkramer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 23, 2002 10:16 AM
my regal has a very high roll center. and my car works very well. if anything it is a little loose. what are your spring rates and shocks. it sounds like your car is not rolling over on the rr.

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted January 23, 2002 12:32 PM
I was just wondering if i should try to improve the roll center, The car still has all the metric suspension pieces.

1000# lf with 1" spacer
1100# rf with 1 1/2" spacer
rear not sure, same # though
not allowed racing shocks
I have a stiffer shock on the rf

What are some things I could do to make the car roll and set in the turns?

wkramer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 23, 2002 05:34 PM
get your rear spings rated. the pig tail springs won't fit in most rate checkers so you may need to make a base that is wide enough. your rr spring needs to let the car tranfer weight to the right side so it plants the rr if it does this it will turn. if your car is like mine you need to make a spacer to go between the mount and the top of your lr shock it needs to be about 2"

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