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Author Topic:   brake lock
pipes
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted June 02, 2002 03:29 PM
heres another scenario
dry track lots of traction
locking the left frt brake going in
flat spotted 2 tires last night
-added rear brake (no change)
reduced frt stagger (no change)
softened right rear spring (no change)
reduced swaybar prelode (no change)
just give my brain a little jump start can ya?
this is the first time ive experienced this at this track in like 7 years and its a little frustrating

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted June 03, 2002 02:45 AM UIN: 54865418
sounds to me like that caliper is hanging up might want to look into that i had one on my car would hang up when you got on them and would slowly release but not as fast as it should

merlinmech
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted June 03, 2002 08:11 AM
Could be a bent spindle too. If you check the caliper and it's o.k., might try changing the spindle.

pipes
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted June 08, 2002 04:15 PM
couldnt see any thing bent (double checked)
kept eyeballing tha swaybar
loosened the sway bar off till it rattled like crazy
doesnt smaoke the left frt or pick it off the ground anymore

o5racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted June 09, 2002 11:08 AM
if your locking the left front it makes me wonder if the rear brakes are working enough. if they are not then you have to stand on the brakes harder to slow down and its over working the left front tire. just an idea.

Tim Weiss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted June 09, 2002 11:28 AM
If you are running oem rubber line it is probably stopped up this is very common

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted June 09, 2002 10:20 PM
Many people will remove the little rubber isolatersfrom the bolts to help eliminate binds. I personnally would say the the caliper is bad. Been down that road before, Autozone and $14 later no more problems.

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