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black95gst
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 01, 2004 10:33 PM  
What do some of you guys do with your wheelbase. We usually run the drivers side 1/4in. a shorter than the passenger side but we are begining to wonder what the best way to make the car handle on a dry slick track is. Any ideas

mod70
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posted September 01, 2004 11:44 PM           send a private message to black95gst   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
You've go it right. You want to lead the LR on dry/slick to use the rear steer to your advantage. You can go up another 1/4" - 3/8" or so, but I think if you go more than that you've got other problems.

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted September 01, 2004 11:50 PM  
We don't lead or trail the rear, we run it straight up, static at ride height. My car is a 4/4 or a 4/z on the right, and we use the bars to give us the rear steer we need to "roll" into the corner on a dry slick track. If you keep the car up on the bars at entry, rear steer allows the car to turn around the radius, and still keep the rearend tucked under me.

Maybe I am missing out on a hot setup with the lead/trail issue?

[This message has been edited by sdracer12 (edited September 01, 2004).]

mod70
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posted September 02, 2004 10:35 AM           send a private message to sdracer12   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Sorry, I forget to mention sometimes that I'm refering to my 3-link. The 4-link cars get alot more movement.

12 - you never know til you try. Just a little bit could work for you. It would be nice to try it on a practice night, though.

JT54
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted September 02, 2004 02:52 PM  
I like to trail right rear 1/2 inch on short 3 link....if I stay up on the bars my car stayed to loose with rear square ,so I am now trailing right rear and letting car drop down sooner ...it rolls in to the firs part of the turn then I get on the gas just before the apex....works good for me.

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