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Author Topic:   Ride Heights
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 28, 2005 03:22 PM  
Some of yall tell me if I have got this right. The higher say the left front is raised the more weight that will be taken off of it and put to the opposite tire the RR? Do I have this correct.. and doing what I stated above would tighten the car wouldn't it?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 28, 2005 03:24 PM  
And I'm talking about a RWD car if that matters.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted January 28, 2005 09:06 PM  
Raising or lowering a corner will only change cross weight. I will not change front or rear weight. You must remove weight or place weight in another area in order to change weight.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted January 29, 2005 09:31 AM  
I am sure that you know that if you keep raising a corner in heighth, you will take weight off the the other corners. The weight of the car remains the same, but like was said before, your cross weight will change. Use some scales and try to get 51% or more weight to the rear and as much left weight as you can while keeping the car light still.

We had a minimum weight rule at our track, but if you ran your car that light, you were always spinning the rear wheels. Motor in the same location and stock frame, but gutted all the way. So it is a matter of using the weight you have to your advantage.

If you raise the heighth of the front of the car a foot, the car will still weigh the same but a lot of the percentage of weight will now be at the rear of the car. A lot of guys do that, but not quite to that extreme. Keep the suspension soft and get the cars weight to do the work over the tires that need the traction.

I am not a specialist, but through trial and error, most of this stuff holds true.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted January 30, 2005 03:57 PM  
If you have screw jacks, jacking down or raising that corner adds weight to it and the diagonal corner. So raising the left front puts weight on the lf and rr and some weight comes off the lr and rf. Picture a see-saw.

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