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Author Topic:   FWD stagger question
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted April 08, 2004 01:39 PM  
Hi,I have a quick question about stagger.I have a fwd car in a class that we can't do much to the suspension.I have a bad push coming off the corners and was wondering if more stagger in the front would help.The car has a locked diff and a spacer in the RF spring.Also the track is a 3/8 mile with some good banking.Thanks

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted April 09, 2004 07:04 PM  
Some say if Pluto,Mars,and the Earth are lined up the vibes tilt the sidewall too much and loose front grip. Sorry man I wish I could help but I know nothing about front wheel drives.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 12, 2004 08:52 AM  
I'm not allowed to run a locked differential in my FWD car, but since you are, I would think that you would want to run about the same stagger on the front as the Pintos and Mustangs are running on their locked rear axles.

You also want to get as much weight on the LF as possible using weight placemnt and spring selection.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 12, 2004 06:15 PM  
Stagger it up until it points down the straight when your wide open and you'll be close.

USAUS Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted April 13, 2004 05:32 AM  
We ran with no stagger on the Dodge Colt last year - just moved the battery to behind the drivers seat.

Result could corner flat out, with out lifting and stay online. No push no looseness. Having said that every car is different and needs to be treated different. So try weight adjustments and if no good then try adding stagger in 1" increments..

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted April 13, 2004 10:13 AM  
up to one inch but i would not go any more, as it becomes too hard to drive. remeber your trying to steer the car with those wheels as well, and it will already be hard enough with the inherent torque steer that you will get if the drive shafts are not equal in length.

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