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Author Topic:   Left Rear Weight????
start79
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 10, 2001 06:51 PM
I thought that by adding left rear weight you would be inducing the car to push. However, I have been told by several folks at the track that they are having to run in "excess of 200 lbs.) to get the car to turn. Why is this?

Thanks.

bbracer17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted May 10, 2001 09:35 PM
my car is looser under braking with a lot of left rear but is alot tighter when I get back in the gas. I'm not sure how everyone elses is but thats how mine feels.

LITTLEMAN
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted May 11, 2001 07:17 AM
If your car is a swing arm or z-link that the direction I would go,More crossweight thus left rear not more left side weight that will make your car loose on entry.But if you have a 2-link its just the opposite more left side less crossweight,GOOD LUCK

BILLY BOB
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted May 11, 2001 08:09 AM
BBRACER
HERE IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT. IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF LEFT REAR IN CAR AND YOU GO OFF INTO THE CORNER IT IS HARDED FOR THE PANARD BAR TO HOIST THAT WEIGHT OVER ON THE RIGHT REAR. THUS WITH THIS MUCH LEFT REAR WEIGHT YOU ARE REDUCING SIDE BITE AND LOOSENING THE CAR UP GOING IN. BUT WITH THAT MUCH LEFT REAR THE CAR WILL BE TIGHT ON THE GAS PEDAL. THE TRICK TO THAT MUCH LEFT REAR IS TO DRIVE THE CAR IN AND USE THE BRAKES JUST ENOUGH TO TURN THE CAR, NOT SLING IT. BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET BACK ON THE GAS SHE MIGHT GO TO THE RIGHT. JUST AN OPPINION.

bogged
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted May 11, 2001 08:34 AM
when alot of lr weight is run, the car will normally be loose going in when you are on the brakes. the car will pivot around the tire with the most traction. of course it is just the opposite when you get back on the gas.

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted May 11, 2001 09:29 AM
First off, predicting the handling of a car by the weight of one wheel is not the best senario. the are many different combinations of percentages that will give you a heavy left rear. Typically if diagonal is added to make a car turn it is because they are slowing the car mainly with the rear wheels thus more diagonal will loosen the car on entry. generally if left side percentage is increased it tightens entry, but this can only be done by physically moving weight.

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