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Author Topic:   side bite/body roll
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted July 05, 2000 03:11 PM  
what is a good method for getting side bite/and body roll icant run my left rear shock behind there is no place for a bracket. The chassis is a 97 larry shaw. your intelligence would be appreciated.

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted July 05, 2000 03:17 PM  
its a four bar with floating bird cages and how can i clamp them down.

Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted July 07, 2000 12:02 PM  

The amount of body roll you get is set by three things: 1) roll center location and 2)center of gravity height and 3) roll stiffness. A low roll center (especially on the rear), a high center of gravity (ballast up high in car) and a soft roll stiffness (right side springs soft) will give you a lot of body roll. But that doesn't always mean you will have good sidebite. Weight distribution on the four corners of the car when the car is in the turn determines the side bite.

Hope this helps.

Roll Steer

P.S. I should also add that the track width and the angle of the J-bar (panhard bar) also make a difference on the amount of roll.

[This message has been edited by Roll Steer (edited 07-10-2000).]

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted July 27, 2000 09:19 PM  
try contacting kevin shaw at larry shaw racing. to get his number, look up their web site at to find out where to mount the bracket on chassis. we run a 97 shaw 4bar and we mounted lr behind axle and have won 9 of 13 races this year. also use alot of angle in j-bar for sidebite and use lr behind for forwardbite

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