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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted March 12, 2001 05:53 PM UIN: 16262997
The car is fine on enter and exit, but tight through the middle....what do you do 3 link car......4 link car?

tls88mod
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted March 12, 2001 06:32 PM
On a 3 link I would raise the right side link arm up one hole on the frame, or you could stiffen the left front spring rate.

mongo21
Dirt Moderator

Total posts: 67
posted March 12, 2001 06:59 PM
not enough caster for wheel off set,toe out,worn bushings causing rear steer.....just some thoughts

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted March 12, 2001 07:52 PM
if the car is good on entry and exit. i wouldnt change anything. i would try different approaches to the corner before i go changing a bunch of things. mabey go in a little harder. or lower or higher. adjust the r brake bias. this can be done while racing. stab the brake in the middle of the turn. that usually loosens the car up. stuff like that. cause if you go changing things to make it good in the middle, they might effect entry and exit. then you are back to sqaure one...just my thoughts....

Chad
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted March 12, 2001 08:43 PM
I had this exact problem. First you need to determine if it is a throttle push. Mine was a throttle push, so I took out some diagonal and it really fixed the problem. You should also check the amount of static lead you have in the rear end. If you have any, take it out. Lead will make the car very tight in the middle. Adjusting the panhard bar will also effect the car in the middle of the corner.

bbracer17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted March 12, 2001 09:46 PM
Maybe take a little angle out of the panhard bar.

A2KY2K88
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted March 12, 2001 11:29 PM
IF THE CAR IS FINE ON ENTRY AND EXIT, YOUR VERY CLOSE TO THE RIGHT SET-UP, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MAKE ANY MAJOR CHANGES. JUST PUT A LITTLE STAGGER IN IT.

Roger 01
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted March 13, 2001 01:17 AM
If the car is that close I aggree with a little more stagger but you might also try a split valve shock on the LR with a stiffer rebound than compression like a 4com 6reb

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted March 13, 2001 12:29 PM
i'd start with the panhard bar, stagger has more effect on entry than exit than on mid corner handling.

ufb
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted March 13, 2001 07:05 PM
check the rake in the track bar .try taking a quarter inch out.

Limited5
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted March 13, 2001 07:05 PM
Panhard bar.

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted March 13, 2001 07:11 PM
i couldnt agree more with A2K. dont make any major changes. like i said before, possibly make a brake adjustment while racing. try picking up the throttle sooner or later. run a different groove through the middle. make a slight air pressure change. one thing to keep in mind here, is that if it is doing this in the heat race, the track is going to change for the feature anyway. if it's good and you like it going in and coming out, but a little tight in the middle this might be what you want for the feature. just my thoughts...

rocco
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted March 13, 2001 11:34 PM
i also agree on small changes. stagger will affect mid corner tightness. maybe a little more will fix it. square the rear end or lead with the LR just a little. 1/8 to 1/4 maybe. braking points, throttle pick up points will have an effect also. shocks can have an effect. a tick more compression on the rear, but you can ruin the rest of the turn if not careful. just try ONE at a time till you find what works for YOU!

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