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rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted June 27, 2005 06:54 AM  
i typically run anywhere from 1.5" to 3.5" of rear stagger on my dw8 with about 80lb lr bite i run about 3.5" and wheel offsets of 3rf,3rr,4lr,4lf

what kind of compensating would a guy need to do as far as offsets and stagger to get the car to turn using 100lb lr or even higher.???

i know some of you are using higher numbers and maybe you can offer some advice. i really hate to try it until i have the whole picture.

i know that my driving , entry , exit would be more aggressive but what other changes would i need to make ?????

wfoondirt
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Total posts: 505
posted June 27, 2005 07:40 AM  
I went to big rear springs and more rear%. Adding 20lbs of bite shouldn't require too much of a change to your setup. It wasn't until I got close to 300lbs lr that I had to really start compinsating.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

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posted June 27, 2005 09:13 AM  
at a higher lr bite, what setup changes do you use to compensate ???
i know this setup make the car looser in and tighter out but what do you typically do to loosen it back up so its not a push monster, my dw8 is very sensitive to changes and gets pushy pretty easy.

maybe now with the 4 bar instead of the 4-z it will be different ???

quote:
Originally posted by wfoondirt:
I went to big rear springs and more rear%. Adding 20lbs of bite shouldn't require too much of a change to your setup. It wasn't until I got close to 300lbs lr that I had to really start compinsating.


Kromulous
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posted June 27, 2005 09:43 AM  
So your looking for more FWD bite coming out, and trying not to add in the big push with the high LR bite numbers?

LR bar angle would do it, loosen it up off. Add LR bite, and add some LR bar angle should make it have more FWD bite.

That and maybe moving the pull bar over towards the LR.

rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted June 27, 2005 09:54 AM  
always in the hunt for bite.............so hows the car working out???

quote:
Originally posted by Kromulous:
So your looking for more FWD bite coming out, and trying not to add in the big push with the high LR bite numbers?

LR bar angle would do it, loosen it up off. Add LR bite, and add some LR bar angle should make it have more FWD bite.

That and maybe moving the pull bar over towards the LR.



rpm20
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 338
posted June 27, 2005 10:12 AM  
hey krom,
wouldnt moving the pullbar to the left, tighten it even more???

quote :That and maybe moving the pull bar over towards the LR.

Kromulous
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posted June 27, 2005 10:16 AM  
Woking real well.

Went to a more aggressive set up and more angle in the pull bar and the car had loads of FWD bite. I finnally got it to start rotating in the corner and driving off hard.

Were running a odd LR set up, and it requires a little more stagger than i am used to. Plus it responded well to more LR bar angle.

Pretty happy with it right now, gotta few issues we need to get corrected but all in all we feel pretty good about it.

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