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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted August 12, 2001 12:51 PM UIN: 16262997
I heard from someone that there were some successful drivers that were reworking their brake bias systems from the left to the right, instead from the front to the back. I thought about this, since you have a solid connection between the two rear tires, if you increased the bias from the right over to the left, it would actually create 3 wheel braking. If you go back to the right, your going back to 4 wheel.

Anyone tried this?

jammin

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited August 12, 2001).]

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted August 12, 2001 02:49 PM
I HAVE NOT TRYED IT BUT HAVE WORKED ON A CAR THAT WAS THIS WAY. HE HAD MULTIPLE FEATURE WIN STICKERS ON HIS ROOF. THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO IT. THINKING OF IT MYSELF

race8k
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted August 12, 2001 03:49 PM
I.M.C.A rules say you can have one proportioning device front to rear only.

jracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted August 12, 2001 04:23 PM
Yes I have done this. It was most effective with a non coupled rear end(locker). You can still do this and "tune" it without any proportioning valve by altering the size of the m/c's, the size of the calipers(left to right) and the agression of the pad compounds(left to right). I started thinking about this by watching a bulldozer work in a field. It "turns" by braking one tread more than the other...hmmmmm
There are more options, if you are interested pm me.
Hope this helps you.
Jay

Racer4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 93
posted August 14, 2001 11:46 PM
I had assumed left to right brake bias would be extremely beneficial for Brake floaters, especially if you only run one on the RR.

BENDER27
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 15, 2001 10:20 PM
If you ran the brake adjuster left to right bias with a spool wouldn’t that be the same as three wheel brakes?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted August 16, 2001 03:24 AM UIN: 16262997
Yes, but it would allow you to adjust from 4 wheel to 3 wheel that way.


jammin

electricbill
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted August 24, 2001 09:22 AM
three wheel brakes are a crutch for an ill handling car or an inexperienced driver.

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