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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted April 09, 2002 07:13 PM
Could somebody give me a starting point for tire pressure and camber. I'm runnig a 82 Cutlass on a 1/2 mi. No banking.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted April 09, 2002 10:48 PM
Hello tazracer, Cross weight is not affected by the springs untill after the suspension moves. Crossweight is adjusted on the car usually by means of jack screws. It is independent of the strength of the spring. The heaviest corner will have the most traction. Cross weight is a name for STATIC weight distribution. A stiffer spring does not allow as much weight to transfer to it as a softer one will. Thus too stiff of a spring on the right front will not let the needed weight transfer to that corner. This initial cross weight is what provides traction to th right front to make the turn. The spring then controls how much more weight transfers during the turn. The necessary amount of crossweight is determined by factors of the car design. This has been a simple answer to a complex problem. There are many other things which also affect handling. Hope this helps, SLEEPY

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted April 09, 2002 10:53 PM
Sorry tazracer, I hit the wrong button on this #%^^&&***(() computer. I was intending this message to go somewhere else.

ps I don't know your tires but try 5-6 degrees of camber in the right front when the wheel is in the position of 3" of bump travel.

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