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Author Topic:   RR tire heat vs LR tire heat
Dirt Maniac

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posted August 19, 2004 07:16 AM  
My car is working fairly well right now and dont want to change much , but i am not getting any heat in the LR tire , rr. tire heat is good its not getting abused , was thinking if i could get some heat in the LR the car would get better , Any suggestions on how to get the LR working ? Thanks

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posted August 19, 2004 07:54 AM           send a private message to bachshute   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I think that you should definantly be getting some heat build up in your LR. To get it working more there are several things that you can do.
1: add more bite with more rear split
2: add more LR bar angle
3: add more LR spring rate
4: move top mount of pull bar to the left of center of the rear end
But of course the most important factor is how the car is running. Any of these fixes will add pressure to the LR, some will effect handling more than others. Without knowing specific #'s on your car it's hard to say which will work best.

Dirt Maniac

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posted August 19, 2004 08:14 AM  
If the LR is not getting as hot as the RR does'nt that mean the LR is hooked up and not spinning like the RR is?
Adding LR bite would make the RR get even hotter,and LR still cool?Maybe??

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posted August 19, 2004 09:22 AM  
the rear wheels are locked together. if one spins they both have to spin. The hotter tire is the one with more traction or laod.

Dirt Freak

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posted August 19, 2004 11:41 AM  
I believe there is an insinuation of two methods.....1: Do things that make the hotter tire cool down or 2: do things to make the cooler tire warm up. These are two philophies that I believe work both ways. If you heat up the left rear then shouldn't that right rear cool down? If you do things to cool the right rear down shouldn't that make the left rear heat up? I think it like the "who's on first" what's on second and "I don't know is on third" so who's on Home? LOL

Average your tire temps front and rear and you should aim to get each tire in that average range. Remember softer tires prefer cooler temps and harder ones like warmer temps.

Dirt Maniac

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posted August 20, 2004 08:16 AM  
Our RR tire is never as hot as the RR.Does this mean I dont have enough bite in the LR?

[This message has been edited by GRTWallbanger (edited August 20, 2004).]

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posted August 20, 2004 09:05 AM  
i also like to average ea tires temps then add the cross temps together, lr+rf and rr+lf. When our car works best the cross temps are about equal. If the lr/rf cross is hotter then the car is tighter and vice versa.

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