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ep221
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posted September 07, 2004 07:04 PM  
What is the car suppost to do when you move the right front out? Same question for the right rear and the left rear. I was told that the left rear out will tighten the car comming off the corner and the right rear moved out will loosen you up going in. If that is right what will moving the left front out do?

ctfarm
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posted September 07, 2004 08:45 PM  
You are correct on the rears,move rt front out to tighten,lt front out to loosen.Also front wider than rear helps to keep rear tightened on entry.


mod70
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posted September 07, 2004 11:06 PM           send a private message to ctfarm   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
As you move the front offsets right, or the rear offs left, it will tighten the car. Move the fronts left or the rears right it will loosen.

UFnARacing
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posted September 08, 2004 09:07 AM  
Something ep asked, that I also want to know.........where in the corner does this change affect the car. If I want to tighten exit only, do I move out the LR? Or, will that tighten the car through the entire corner?

Not to Bogart your post, but I've been wondering the same thing, but don't have the wheels to try it out.

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mod70
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posted September 08, 2004 09:42 AM           send a private message to UFnARacing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Any time you are talking about moving the roll centers of a car it will effect the car through the entire corner. The only exception to that rule is with the FL comming off of the corner (in a modified) because that wheel is hardly being used.

ep221
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posted September 08, 2004 02:10 PM  
So if you just have a problem with being loose coming off the corner you will need to make other adjustments to the chassis than just moving your wheels in or out. does that sound right?

2nd2none
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posted September 08, 2004 07:34 PM  
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Originally posted by ep221:
So if you just have a problem with being loose coming off the corner you will need to make other adjustments to the chassis than just moving your wheels in or out. does that sound right?


You need to first look at how the car goes into the corner and through the middle. If the car is tight getting in or tight in the middle and have to break the tires loose to get it to turn then it is going to be loose off. It's real easy to over drive a car getting into the corner and middle then think its loose off so that is what newbie's start to adjust, tightening the car to come off.

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mod70
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posted September 08, 2004 09:45 PM           send a private message to 2nd2none   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
2nd's right. You need to address the problems as you come to them. Work from the entry problems, to the center, then off. A change to fix entry could be the solution for a problem comming off.
If the only problem you have is on exit, I think there can be other solutions than changing offsets. By changing the offsets, you could mess up a car that has a good entry. Like I said, a change in the offs will effect the entire corner. What is the specific problem, and give us a run down on your setup so we can give you some good ideas.

ep221
Dirt Roller

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posted September 09, 2004 06:04 PM  
Thanks I will leave you know how it works. Thank alot Ep221

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