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Author Topic:   Front offsets
Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted October 09, 2002 10:49 PM
What will moving my right front out do? What about left front? My understanding is it will take weight off that corner?

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

Geffy95x
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 10, 2002 12:36 AM
You are correct!!

Geffy95x
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 10, 2002 12:40 AM
Get some scales and play around with them a bit with off sets, air pressures ,lead ,springs well you get the picture ,Its a lot of fun riguring out these things out and understanding what some changes accually do to your car.

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted October 10, 2002 08:04 AM
More significant than the static corner weight changes when moving wheel offsets are the effects of the relocation of the contact patch or tire. For example, if you move the RF out two inches by going from a 4" backspacing to a 2" backspacing you might predict that the RF will lose some weight on the scales and consequently will lose crossweight. Now, you believe that this will make the car less tight. The assumptions are misleading because that RF being further out has effectively put the driving rear tires further to its left. The car will actually want to turn less to the left or it will be tighter and you might not know why it's pushing.

We use wheel offsets, specially in the rear, to tune the car often in my class because weight jacks aren't allowed and tire sizes are limited. You've got to understand what these changes do to the handling so you don't end up going the wrong way by mistake.

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted October 10, 2002 10:58 AM
thanks rover that's a interesting fact I didn't know about the front track.

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted October 10, 2002 12:29 PM
Thanks alot guys. Its very much appreciated.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

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