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ep221
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted August 22, 2004 10:23 AM  
I have a 02 Teo the car works good on the outside, which is ok if I am out front, but when I have to deal with traffic and I need to go inside it seems to take a lot longer to roll into the gas. If I get into the gas like I do on the outside it will just spin the tires

mod70
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posted August 22, 2004 10:44 AM           send a private message to ep221   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
There is 2 reasons why that is happening. First is that on the top you are carrying more momentum and the it's eaiser to hold the slide, and your additude. Second is because on the bottom you need to be able to turn more, as well as quicker. From what you described it sounds like the car is just a little on the tight side, so you need to free it up a little.
First thing I'm thinking is stagger. A little more would help the car turn eaiser.
Second possibility is rear steer. By moving the bar angles up on hole you can get more rear steer to help the rear end pivot.
Third thing would be to remove some cross from the car to free it up comming off, however this will also tighten it up going in.
Of course all this is done on the assumption that the rear end is square.
Hope this helps.

ep221
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted August 22, 2004 03:12 PM  
I have been up and down with stagger and have my cross as low as 49%. When I put it on the bottom the car washes high comming off.I loosened up my spring bar and that helped a little. You say that it might be tight do you mean the front or back because i don't have a push and when I go in low I am chasing the back of the car to ride it which leaves me comming off high.

cozmo
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 99
posted August 22, 2004 04:58 PM  
ep, are you running a small block or big block and what track are you running at?

what # spring do you have on your spring bar?

[This message has been edited by cozmo (edited August 22, 2004).]

mod70
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posted August 22, 2004 05:08 PM           send a private message to cozmo   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
OK, that helps a little. It's loose on the bottom under power. Try more angle in the LR bar, keep the RR where it is, use less stagger, and put more angle in your panhard/J/Short bar with the right side mounted below the pinion. You might want to post your setup numbers and suspention type for more help. Good luck. 70

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