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Author Topic:   Engine Set back & Rear %
ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted September 24, 2002 02:39 PM
I am going to move my body back on my current car and move my motor back approx. 3-4 inches and I was wondering how much it would change my rear percentages. I know every little bit you can put the weight futher back the better but I was wondering the amount of change. Is there a formula? Car is a metric with a 355. Thanks

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted September 24, 2002 04:21 PM UIN: 16262997
CG formula in the toolbox.

jammin

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted September 25, 2002 03:07 PM
Jammin, If I used it right I came up with a gain of 1.5%, but would that be acurate beings my cage isn't being moved back also??

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted September 25, 2002 04:01 PM UIN: 16262997
Any time you move a motor back, your rear percentage will change, thus your lateral cg will change as well.

jammin

monteregal7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted September 28, 2002 09:19 PM
I heard every inch is worth 7 lbs. weight to the rear.

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