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Author Topic:   brake floater setup
Tim Terrell
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted December 19, 2001 06:10 PM
has anyone ran brake floaters on your car.
going to try it this year. if you have could you give me a starting point for bar angles and your opinion on how it works.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted December 19, 2001 09:31 PM
it is best to set the bars level until you get the car set-up neutral (your baseline set-up) then move the bars up or down as a fine adjustment for track conditions. if you put alot of angle in the brake floaters it will make the car feel bound-up until you get of the brake (it then unloads real quick). the floaters are nothing majic, just another adjustment.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted December 20, 2001 04:38 AM
Make sure you hane good clamps on the outboard side of the floaters. They like to work their way into the wheel bearings. Keep the floaters greased real good too.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 242
posted December 20, 2001 11:01 AM
I typically like to set the rr angled more than the lr as a baseline because the rr is typically under compression on entry. By angling the rr bar up it keeps the rr from being unloaded on entry. I normially start at 5 degrees on lr and 15 degrees on rr. This is assuming the typical arrangement or the bars being run forward off the top of the floater but the theory is applicable reguardless of where the bars are mounted it just changes the timing of the effect of the floaters.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted December 20, 2001 08:38 PM
I ran brake floaters on 2 cars wasnt impressed. I would spend my money some place else.

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