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Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted March 22, 2002 11:23 PM
Being a bit knew to the racing seen this may be dumb question but how do i measure stagger.. Should the tire be pressuried to the pressure we are running the tire or at maybe a certian pressure (like 35 lbs). Then let the air out to where we want it..

also what pressure do you guys run . we run dirt oval-- 3/8 track thanks for your help

Wheels

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted March 22, 2002 11:39 PM
No question is a dumb question, I measure my tires at the pressure that they will be raced at. Racing pressures depend on the tires, are they racing tires or street tires used on a race car? They will be at a pressure that will suprise you.

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted March 23, 2002 09:20 AM
sorry guess I should have put that in here... Yes they are racing tires--Hoosier is what we have to run.. We run on a dirt track-What kind of pressure do you all run??? We have run 6lb on left and 12 on right to start with... wow only a few days left to get this figured out--lol

#28
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted March 25, 2002 11:17 AM
To measure your tire stagger use a tire tape which is a 1/4 wide tape measure. At the pressure your going to run, hook the tape on the center groove and wrap it around the center of the tire back to the start of the tape. This is your tire roll out. Compare this number to the opposite side and the difference is the stagger. Example if the LR is 80" and the RR is 81" your stagger is 1".
I use a different tire, but your pressures are close to what I run.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted March 25, 2002 03:35 PM
Cool,
Here is what I used to do with my Hoosiers,
LF...12-15
RF...15-18
RR...16-19
LR...18-19
Of course you will want to experiment, and others will give you different numbers, so this is a good start but keep trying different pressures until you find what works best for you. Keep good notes, and if you can get one get a tire temp guage, so you can see how your setup is affecting the tire. also remember that as you put heat in the tire pressures go up. And a dry slick track, well, I'm not really sure where to go with pressures just be carfull not to pull the RR off. And sometimes slower is faster on dry slick.

wfoondirt
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 242
posted March 25, 2002 04:26 PM
Which hoosier tire are you running, with the emod 40's i run 8-10 on the left side and 13-15 rf and 10-13 rr

hiredgun
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted March 26, 2002 10:31 AM
This may be common for some and a new way for others , but I will measure the right tires and then i will take that number say its 87 3\16th and i will go to the left tires and wrap the tape all the way around and ovelap it to see where the 87 3\16 mark hits on the beginning of the tape and thats your stagger with that tire . Quick, easy and not any adding or figureing.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted March 26, 2002 12:02 PM
Hey hired gun, I like the way you think, SLEEPY

hiredgun
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted March 26, 2002 05:49 PM
I wish i could take the credit but i picked that one up from the King Of short tracks
d.ick Anderson. Kinda made me sat duh. to the way i had done it for years

[This message has been edited by hiredgun (edited March 26, 2002).]

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted April 07, 2002 11:42 AM
hiredgun ---Doh why haven't I thought of that--lol. I like your thinkinking .. It is much easier that way--Thanks much--Wheels

hiredgun
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 10, 2002 11:54 AM
your welcome, i would tell you guys more of Dicks tricks but i would have to kill ya

Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 121
posted April 10, 2002 10:00 PM
LOL

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