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Author Topic:   Middle of the turn
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted October 17, 2001 09:49 AM
How do you get a car that is great every place else on the track to loosen up in the middle of the corner. I've been looking for that little change but can't find it with out making the car loose going in.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 309
posted October 17, 2001 11:05 AM
maybe try more rear brake bias...and apply them in the middle of the turn to slide the back around...or add some roll steer to the back, to let the car roll around the turn...theres even little things you can do to the front end align to do the CASTER post..its pretty ineresting not an expert...just a some things ive tried that helped me when you get the car close.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted October 17, 2001 06:24 PM
Stagger is one of the most effective tools for the middle of the turn, but I guess that's hard to achieve with those Micky Mouse tires the IMCA mods run around here. I'm sure you've heard of tricks like inflating a tire excessively and leaving it in the sun in hopes of it strecthing some.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted October 17, 2001 06:45 PM
The best way to "stretch" McCreary tires is to inflate then to 30psi and put them in a heated paint booth for 2 hrs. Can grow as much as 2 1/2inches but don't be smart and put 35 or 40 psi they can explode.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted October 18, 2001 09:01 PM
I had the same problem, it was just a tick tight in just the middle, entry and exit were great. A long time racing buddy told me to try raising the panhard bar in small 1/16" increments to fix it and so not to effect the cars entry or exit. I did it twice and after an 1/8" it loosened it up in the middle but did not seem to effect entry or exit. It worked for me. Maybee it can also help you? Give it a shot, if not its easy to put back.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted October 19, 2001 03:32 PM
Thanks guys. We work with stagger quite a bit. It really affects how a the car handles. If we don't have the right amount each time, we go backwards.The tracks we run you can only run American Racer tires. But will still try the paint booth trick.

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