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Author Topic:   Front and Rear Track Width ??
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted July 18, 2002 09:26 AM
I have been having the common problem of a great tacky track set up and a horrible slick track set up. While measuring last night, I noticed the center to center distance on my front tires is 61". The center to center distance on my rear tires is 64 1/2". 3 1/2" difference. The floater appears to be 62" from hub to hub. (All 4 corners have 3" offset wheels.) Do these measurements need to be closer to the same width? If so, is my front too narrow or the rear too wide. Could some of you guys measure your cars and let me know what you find? I would appreciate the help very much!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted July 18, 2002 06:20 PM
I had a car that was 64" front and 62" rear track width and it sucked on dry but good on tacky . my new one is 62" front and 60" rear and it works great on both surfaces. i think the wider rear track hurts your forward bite.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted July 18, 2002 09:39 PM
I the rear width is wider than the front you will loose forward bite. I usually always run the front as wide as you can get it and the rear as narrow as you can get it. This way you will get as much weight transfer a possible to the rear tires. The wider the front end is the easier the car will turn. I always adjust tire pressure and shocks when I tune the car for different track conditions. The difference in the front to rear track width needs to be around 2".


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