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Author Topic:   Front to Rear Brake Bias
WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted March 26, 2002 10:17 AM
I've got a brand new spankin' car and for the first time, I have adjustable brakes and bias guages. Where should I start the bias at? I have the remote adjuster, so I can adjust during a race, but want to know what neighborhood to start in.

Here are some essentials - 3000lb metric car on a fast 1/4 mile. Also the car has stock Impala calipers on both the front and rear.

istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted March 26, 2002 12:50 PM
I like to start with about 55-60% rear. As the track dries out I dial more front back in.

2nd2none
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 368
posted March 26, 2002 06:23 PM
i run about 60% front brake all the time, my uncle used to race latemodels back in the early to mid 80's and was one of the fastest guys in kansas, anyway he asked me what makes the car go? obviously the gas pedal does, he said right. Now why would a guy use brakes to set a car up into the turn, straighter is faster so run front brake and learn to controll the car with the throttle instead of the brakes.

dirtracer17
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted March 27, 2002 01:09 PM
I personally run mine more to the rear all the time. Just find the center and go from there.I run a 3000# metric car and I run 4 rounds to the rear.Works well for me.Never had a pushing problem all season.Only think I adjusted them once or twice all year It all depends on driver preference to be truthfull.

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