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Still Learning
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted June 27, 2004 06:21 PM  
Just wanted a little input on driving. Dw8 2link now hooks up great on tacky track. 3/8 mile track with a little bank. When it becomes dry slick for feature I am spinning and in the back. I don't think I am overdriving... 58% rear 52% cross... Do I let the car drive into the corner or do I set it up like tacky track? What do I do to cross weight % for dry slick? I here some people say including DW they are running RR bite instead of LR bite. ??????? What do I do on dryslick?

jws
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posted June 28, 2004 07:51 AM  
Just a couple of thoughts. Straight is fast, especially on dry slick. I think it's better to have a car that will turn in without having to "back it in". Then, it needs to track through the corner without being hung out real sideways. That's done with rear steer, mostly at the left rear wheel. Get it to roll up under the driver. I know that seems backwards, but it reduces the slip angle of the tires and gives you better grip and control. The rear steer turns the back end and the jacking effect keeps it from being to loose. Watch the guys who are fast on dry slick and I bet you will see that they are very straight at all times. Dry-slick separates the good drivers and the good set ups from the rest, get it figured out and anything else is easy.

Still Learning
Dirt Roller

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posted June 28, 2004 03:36 PM  
Thanks alot... I have noticed that. It appeared to me the winner of the feature Sat. nite drove into the corner and was never sideways. I have to learn to do just that on dry slick. I am trying to set the car set sideways at the beginning of the turn like it is tacky (which is not working). But what setup is best for that. Lots of cross weight or less. How is the best way to get more roll steer?

zeroracing
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posted June 28, 2004 05:57 PM  
without traction control it will seperate the drivers, with it it just seperates the money cars. haha.

best advice on dryslick, add some lrbite to free up entry and tighten exit, just a little more than the tacky set up. but play with it.

as far as driving. on dryslick keep it striaght as possible. i mean under you as much as you can. also let off earlier and roll onto the gas sooner too, if you can. also on exit pedal like you have an egg under your foot.

mod70
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posted June 29, 2004 08:52 PM           send a private message to zeroracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Just to add a note to the above, try to brake in as straight of a line as possible when it goes dry. You'll find you can drive in under the guys that are throwing it in.

Still Learning
Dirt Roller

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posted June 30, 2004 03:38 PM  
Great.. I will try that technique this weekend. What % cross weight works best with this? Thanks for the info.

mod70
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posted June 30, 2004 06:26 PM           send a private message to Still Learning   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Give most attention to your rear split. Go with anywhere between 80# to 120# depending on banking and what you are at now. The higher banked tracks require less slpit. A good cross would be around 53% give or take 1%. Good luck!

dirtracr
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posted July 01, 2004 01:17 PM  
ditto on what jws said....keep it straight as possible and roll into the gas..we run a 3/8 mile slick track and alot of times i'm half throttle at the flagstand and we're a top runner...smoother is faster on the slick, if you can master it, you can outdrive alot of the guys who overdrive the slick....now on the tacky, pretty much set it and stand on it

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