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Author Topic:   Caster Split and weght distribution.
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5083
posted October 18, 2002 08:17 PM UIN: 16262997
I wanted to ask you guys where you put the weight when the wheels are turned. The way our car is set up, as the wheels turned to the right, the more cross or bite that comes into the car. But I have been thinking about circumstances with the track that maybe more right rear bite needs to be applied in this same situation depending on track conditions, especially when a track gets slick. If you add more wedge as the car goes thru the turns maybe a little too far sideways, you will be taking sidebite out of the car. What do you guys think. This is definitely something I think that may have hurt us on a slick track, maybe we could have changed this around and been able to keep more speed up thru the turns because the car would have stuck better. What ya think?

jammin

Roadhzrd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted October 18, 2002 10:13 PM UIN: 28276986
I would think the crossweight would help you if your coming out of the corner sideways by giving you more bite on the LR. If you could get just the right amount of throttle push when your coming off the corner sideways you'll be flying. Think about this, you go flying into the corner and right about the apex your rear starts coming around because mods are naturally loose and use alot of rear%. When you start correcting the caster will start adding drive and if you hit the right combo your car will be nuetral coming off the corner. Easier said than done but thats my theory.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5083
posted October 18, 2002 11:16 PM UIN: 16262997
I think alot of this is going to depend on how tacky the surface is though....such as when a track is tacky, guys can run off the right rear a lot easier than the left. This is my thinking on the caster settings also.

jammin

tilley88
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted October 19, 2002 01:33 AM
I keep seein go-karts!

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