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316TRINITY
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 26, 2005 07:54 AM  
HERE'S THE STORY I HAVE BEEN A DRAG RACER FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE,WENT TO 1 STOCK CAR RACE AND DECICED THAT MY OFFSPRING WOULD BE TRAVELING IN CIRCLES RATHER THAN STRAIGHT LINES!SO WE PURCHASED AN 88 BERETTA PAINTED AND NUMBERED IT CAME OUT ON THE 16TH AND WATCHED THE BOY SLAM 2 OR 3 OF OUR FUTURE RACING BUDDIES (NOT EXACTLY WHAT I HAD IN MIND)ACTUALLY HE DID JUST FINE ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.AS I WATCHED I DID NOTICE SEVERAL DISTURBING ISSUES #1 THE CAR SEEMS TO PUSH HARD AT THE APEX OF THE CORNER WITH WHAT ID CONSIDER EXCESS TIRE ROLL.WE CAME OUT WITH A BASE SET UP 0 CAMBER 0 TOE TIRE PRESSURE SQUARED AT ALL FOUR CORNERS 35PSI
SINCE I HAVE NO CIRCLE TRACK EXPERIENCE I'D LOVE A LITTLE DIRECTION FROM THOSE WHO KNOW
HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED WHATS A GOOD PLACE TO START WITH THE CAMBER ADJUSTMENTS/TIRE STAGGER/AIR PRESSURES/AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT MAKE THE LITTLE SPEED DEMON A LITTLE LESS DANGEROUS TO YA'LL (YOUR ADVISE JUST MAY SAVE SOME PAINT AND PARTS ON YOUR OWN RIDE).THANKS IN ADVANCE...

19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 26, 2005 09:19 AM  
How big is the track for starters? How much banking does it have to it? What are the rules for tires? Some say all 4 same size some say 30 lbs minimuim so whats yours? Give us this and it will be able to help you more.

316TRINITY
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 26, 2005 09:53 AM  
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Originally posted by 316TRINITY:
HERE'S THE STORY I HAVE BEEN A DRAG RACER FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE,WENT TO 1 STOCK CAR RACE AND DECICED THAT MY OFFSPRING WOULD BE TRAVELING IN CIRCLES RATHER THAN STRAIGHT LINES!SO WE PURCHASED AN 88 BERETTA PAINTED AND NUMBERED IT CAME OUT ON THE 16TH AND WATCHED THE BOY SLAM 2 OR 3 OF OUR FUTURE RACING BUDDIES (NOT EXACTLY WHAT I HAD IN MIND)ACTUALLY HE DID JUST FINE ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.AS I WATCHED I DID NOTICE SEVERAL DISTURBING ISSUES #1 THE CAR SEEMS TO PUSH HARD AT THE APEX OF THE CORNER WITH WHAT ID CONSIDER EXCESS TIRE ROLL.WE CAME OUT WITH A BASE SET UP 0 CAMBER 0 TOE TIRE PRESSURE SQUARED AT ALL FOUR CORNERS 35PSI
SINCE I HAVE NO CIRCLE TRACK EXPERIENCE I'D LOVE A LITTLE DIRECTION FROM THOSE WHO KNOW
HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED WHATS A GOOD PLACE TO START WITH THE CAMBER ADJUSTMENTS/TIRE STAGGER/AIR PRESSURES/AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT MAKE THE LITTLE SPEED DEMON A LITTLE LESS DANGEROUS TO YA'LL (YOUR ADVISE JUST MAY SAVE SOME PAINT AND PARTS ON YOUR OWN RIDE).THANKS IN ADVANCE...

OK SOME MORE INFORMATION OUR HOME TRACK IS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY THE FOLKS DOWN THERE TELL ME THAT THE LAST TIME THE TRACK WAS CHECKED IT WAS AN 8 DEGREE BANK IN THE STRAIGHTS AND 11-12 DEGREES IN THE CORNER
ALSO JUST SPOKE TO THE TECH GUYS WHO SAID WE CAN DO WHAT WE WANT WITH TIRE AND WHEEL SIZING SO LONG AS WE RUN THE FACTORY RIM SIZE ON THE OUTSIDE ALSO THE TRACK IS A 3/8MI CLAY OVAL HOPE THIS HELPS...



DJR22
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted April 26, 2005 10:10 AM  
You should also try looking around on 4m.net They have tons of knowledge there as well, go to mini stock tech, and search for fwd set-up. The front drivers are not too hard to get handling well. I'd first try to put a little camber in the right front, and mess with tire sizes and pressures. I've also read that a little toeing in the right rear sometimes makes all the difference in the world in the corners. Just experiment and see what works best for you.

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