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dirtbuster
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posted May 18, 2004 05:23 PM  
Need some opinions here. Will adding caster evenly to both sides help the car turn into the corner? OR just add to one side?

What can be done on the front end to make the car turn into the corner better when getting off the gas?

mod70
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posted May 18, 2004 05:44 PM           send a private message to dirtbuster   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Well, if you trust my opnion now after the lead or trail mess, take some compression out of the front shocks, or pull the RF in with your offset. i.e.- go from a 2" to a 3".

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joeyi
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posted May 19, 2004 05:02 AM  
4degreescaster on rf 2deg on lf try a smaller tire on the lf

jws
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posted May 19, 2004 08:01 AM  
Lots of options here. Stiffer lf spring will definitely turn it in, but will effect the entire corner. Your 90/10 axle dampner can effect it two ways. Flatten it out and it will unhook the rear end a little and let it come around. You can also move it left in the chasis so it puts more pressure on the lr under braking which will turn the car. A tie down shock in the lr will sometimes help it turn. More roll steer at the Right rear will turn it, but don't get carried away or it will feel squirrelly. You can also run more rear brake or grind away part of your RF pads. I'm sure I missed a few, but there's some options.

jws
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posted May 19, 2004 08:05 AM  
Forgot to say that caster split turns the car in, not the amount of total caster. Also, if you RF camber is excessive it won't turn in. We use about 2.5 degrees.

dirtbuster
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posted May 19, 2004 08:42 AM  
i thought caster split would do it. A couple years ago we ran 4 degrees split and driver said the car would always turn left. Now running about 2degrees and doesnt have the same feel. So i'll prob put another degree or 2 in it and see what happens. MAy also play with springs in front as well.

autoshop
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posted May 19, 2004 09:37 AM  
With power steering I use 4* split to let the driver feel the wheel pull.Now i use a lot of caster in the RF in all the cars I've built thru the years just because when your crossed up it loads the LR tire and helps straighten up the car better.

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