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Fastride 38
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posted February 26, 2005 01:22 PM  
I've been told many different things about tire stagger and what and where it works on the track. I know when you put more stagger in the front it creates more cross and when more stagger is applied in the rear it causes less cross. But I was told the more stagger that you put in the rear of a car will cause a push going in (if too excessive) and loose off. I was under the impression more stagger would cause the car to free up all the way around the corner. Mostly in part to the stagger helping the car turn. So what's everyone take on this. Can someone tell me the rest of the story,,,LOL?

wfoondirt
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posted February 28, 2005 09:02 AM  
Stagger will effect crossweight in the manner you stated, but usually when you change stagger you will adjust the weight jacks to get your cross back to where you started. I wouldn't reccomend changing stagger just to change your cross.

Assuming that everything remains the same (specifically, cross is reset after stagger change) the effects of stagger are...

Adding front stagger will loosen entry. Only effects the car under braking. There is little to no other effect of front stagger.

Rear stagger effects the car most in the center of the corner. More rear stagger will loosen the car in the center.

Rear stagger will scrub straighaway speed.


Fastride 38
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posted February 28, 2005 08:52 PM  
Thank you, but will more stagger in the rear tighten a car going in? I didn't think so. So Im asking.

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wfoondirt
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posted February 28, 2005 10:09 PM  
As long as you adjust the crossweight back out after the stagger change it shouldn't tighten entry much.

dbradley
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posted February 28, 2005 10:53 PM  
The way I think about it..Stagger creates steer....increase stagger on the rear increases rear steer making it looser..Ya know what they say,, the car performs the best in the corner...increasing rear stagger makes the rear want to walk going down the straights
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Fastride 38
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posted March 01, 2005 08:53 PM  
Thank you again....

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udecide66
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posted March 02, 2005 10:06 AM  
Set your rear stagger for the car handles the best at the middle of turn, then make handling changes elsewhere for corner entry and exit. remember all cars need some stagger in the rear, because of the locked rear end (mini-spools, full spools etc..) the inside tire will turn faster than the outside tire when turning, so putting a bigger tire on the rr makes the tires turn the same in the middle of the turn.
Yes more stagger will scrub a little speed on the straights, but the car handlling better in the corners far exceeds the loss in the straights.

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