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Author Topic:   Front Wheel Drive
txwaco
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted January 08, 2002 10:27 PM  
Need some help with front wheel drive setup. Can anyone help? It pushed really bad in corners. I am driving a jr mini car and it is a front wheel drive cavalier. I can do pretty good with it, But if could get the setup right dont think many could catch me.

hoosierdaddy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted January 12, 2002 07:35 PM  
does you class have to run front wheel drive?

bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 278
posted January 12, 2002 08:00 PM  
When I ran a front wheel drive in the asphalt I realized they always seem to have a slight push even on a good day. What I did was run my heaviest springs on the left front and right rears. I ran 43% cross weight and ran a rear sway bar but not one one the front. When I needed to tune the car at the track I would just pump the right rear tire up or let it down. When I say pump it up I mean like 40 lbs. I won alot of races on the asphalt, I think it would work on the dirt also. By the way get as much rear brake as possible, it will definitely help on entry.

slacker
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 28, 2002 12:03 AM  
I have ran a vw scirocco on a limited basis the past few seasons.....my car worked alot better w/o a rear bar(I was running a huge one that worked good for auto-x on the street)....
I run in a stock class, have to have 70 series DOT tires, no recaps, etc.....running a small rear tire aired waaay up(40-50lbs), & soft rear springs seems to help it try to oversteer some when you get flyin & the track isn't too wet....my car will wag it's tail some, oversteer vs spinning out is a very delicate balance....it's also kinda hard taking a different line than all our rwd brothers & sisters out there....
I talked to a guy who did some rally setup, he recommended a lighter ft springs & running a ft swaybar...the idea being to keep the ft wheels planted when you are cornering.... as always weight on the left side seems to help....I have heard about people taking off one ft caliper and using the brakes to turn the car in... I like my 4 wheel brakes and use them alot.... have fun experimenting & good luck! feel free to email me, the more people we get, the more we can compare notes!
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