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Author Topic:   Crossweight - Simple Question, Complicated Answer
WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted June 14, 2002 09:00 AM
All else being equal, does increasing cross tighten or loossen a car?

Here's my theory (feel free to blow it out of the water) - when you don't have enough cross, the car will push because the RF will lack bite. If you increase the cross, the car will loosen up b/c you've added RF and LR weight. However, if you go too far and add too much cross, you will push again b/c you've added too much LR bite. This is assuming you add all ballast at the rear and toward the left.

Is this theory correct or a pile of steaming hooey?

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted June 14, 2002 10:18 PM UIN: 40696038
last year my old car was pushing bad so i took it in and had it scaled it had like 55 percent cross we got it down to 53 and the push was gone

doug
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted June 16, 2002 09:35 PM
you can change spring rates and shocks rates to change the push going in and out and not your cross.need more info?.the buzzard7

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted June 17, 2002 06:30 AM
I have found that stagger will get you into and through the middle, and cross or left rear will get you out. So adding cross will tighten the car up.

millerlt3
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted June 22, 2002 09:28 AM
I agree with powerglides If you increase cross weight you tighten the car up and decreasing cross will loosen the car up.

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted June 23, 2002 09:40 PM
Be aware that adding cross will loosen the car on entry when you drive in hard and then lift. The high cross weight will load that left rear and increase its bite. It has an effect similar to a track vehicle or one with turning brakes. This can help or hurt you; you just have to be aware of what's going on. Also that same increased cross that can loosen the entry will likely tighten the exit. It works.

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