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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted December 15, 2004 05:58 PM  
I've asked this question on the street stock/hobby stock forum, because I run a Super Stock/I stock. Didn't get an answer. My question is about front versa rear track width. I have read any where from 1" to 4" difference in tracks, the rear being narrower than front. My question is: what reaction does the car have if you go too wide in the front or to narrow in the rear? Supposedly keeping the front track wider than rear keeps car from pushing. Is this correct? If you have a push and offset both equally out it will keep your roll center the same, correct? I assume that if you go too wide in front, a driver would have a hard time keeping rearend under him.(or a loose condition) Just trying to figure this out some before trying different track setups at the track. Thanks for any help. Donavon

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted December 15, 2004 07:54 PM  
Well, The wider front end will keep the car stabble, the narrower the front end the more darty the car will want to be. Now It makes a diffrence if your track width is offset from the front to the rear. See we run a mod, and most cars line the left side wheels with each other and the right rear is set in from the right front. The further the right rear is set in the tighter the car as you space the right rear out the looser. the more you space the left rear out the tighter the more you **** the left rear in the looser. the more you space the right front out the tighter. the more you **** the right front in the looser. the more you space the left front out the looser and the more you **** the left front in the tighter. that is a quick overveiw on it all, It gets a little more detailed on entry and exit but this is a pretty basic idea for you.

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