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FLYIN-9
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted June 12, 2002 04:36 PM  
JUST WONDERING WHAT EFFECT (IF ANY )WOULD IT MAKE BY INSTALLING A 1" SPACER ON THE RIGHT FRONT. (TRYING TO TIGHTEN IT UP JUST A LITTLE.) WE CANT USE OFFSET WHEELS.
THANKS
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KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted June 13, 2002 05:21 AM  
Changing the offset will change roll center, scrub radius, percentages, etc. But if I'm thinking correctly, by moving the RF out, you going to get less side bite on that corner which may tighten you up. But since the front is turning, I would try to tighten up the rear with out sacraficing front grip. Like moving the RR in, maybe a little more wedge...I'm don't know what your setup is. If your only looking to make minor chages, you may be able to do thiem with tire pressure or stagger.

FLYIN-9
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted June 13, 2002 02:47 PM  
THANKS FOR THE TIP. CANT MOVE THE RT RR IN, WHAT ABOUT MOVING THE LEFT REAR OUT OR ADDING A LEAF TO THE LEFT REAR. DONT HAVE WEIGHT JACKS.ITS TO THE POINT THAT A SMALL AMOUNT OF CHANGE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SHOULD MAKE IT REAL CLOSE. THANKS AGAIN
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KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted June 13, 2002 05:17 PM  
Increasing the LR spring weight would help. SInce you said you think a small adjustment will do the trick, I would put on adjustable shackles out back and load the left rear a little more. If your not allowed to do this, try a smaller diameter tire on the LF. This will put more weight on the RF/LR. Moving the left sides in or out, makes very little difference in how the car handles (I Have found) in comparison to moving the right sides. If you don't have your tire pressures real low yet, you might try taking a pound or two out of the RR. This may increase bite on that corner, and lowering the pressure in the RR will effectively decrease the spring rate for that corner, which adds cross (RF/LR). But thats a pretty small change. Try something out, 1 at a time and see if anything works. Let me know how it goes.

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