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Author Topic:   Changing Left Side Weight
CLBaker25
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 14, 2001 11:37 AM
Has anyone tried lowering the left side percentage, but keeping rear split in the car by jacking wedge into it on a dry slick track?

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted August 14, 2001 12:12 PM
The only way to change left side percentage is to physically move weight or change wheel offsets. Personally i like as much left side (54%+) as possible especially on dry-slick, but its hard to get on stock stub modifieds.

CLBaker25
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 14, 2001 12:17 PM
I meant to move weight from left rear to right rear then jack left rear percentage back in the car.

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted August 14, 2001 04:07 PM
Like i said i like alot of left side percentage for all conditions so i don't put lead on the right side at all. What problem are you having or what are you triing to accomplish. Also not clear on what you mean by "left rear percentage".

LITTLEMAN
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted August 14, 2001 11:41 PM
wfo,if we run that much left side when its dry our mod gets loose on entry it acts like it doesn't have enough sidebite.Thinking about stiffening the left front to help this what your thoughts.

Racer17V
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted August 15, 2001 10:49 AM
CLBaker25,

We tried what you said by changing the offsets in the back to a 2 and a 4 and put 2 turns on the RF and 2 turns on the LR and it really helped. We run a very dry-slick track and it made us alot faster. Hope this helps.

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted August 15, 2001 03:36 PM
Typically to tighten entry you want to soften left side springs, usually the lr. As the car rolls rightward less spring pressure is lost on the left side with a softer spring. About the only place a stiffer lr can tighten a car is late exit when the car is rolling back towards static and pitch velocity is decreasing. If the track you run is banked steeply (enough to where the left side compresses instead of extending) a stiffer left front will tighten the car on entry.

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