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gould
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posted July 26, 2005 05:34 PM  
with my car handleing so good i decided to scale and see where it is. somehow i got 144lbs of reverse bite? i made sure there were no binds in the chassis. i don't understand how this setup worked for me. has anyone else ran there car like this? the only thing i can think of is with the lr getting on the bar as hard as it was it was creating dynamic wedge, and the sidebite was keeping it from spinning out. i think im going to keep this setup the way it is.

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FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted July 26, 2005 05:52 PM  
Seems like I remember hearing something about this. I know that I was told with the Fast Boys leaf system they run RR bite. I also remember hearing when the DW9's first came out, people were running RR bite in them also. Are you running a 4-bar both sides??

gould
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posted July 26, 2005 06:08 PM  
2 link both sides, left one is 15.72 and the right one is 20.

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FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted July 26, 2005 06:19 PM  
oh, ok. I run a 4-2. I have found my car works best for me between 60 and 70 lbs of LR. I haven't tried RR bite....I may try that when I get my engine back in.

gould
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posted July 26, 2005 06:25 PM  
also running a j bar and about 20 degrees uphill on the left arm and 10 degrees up on the right bar. even though im going against my harris setup book im going to run it this way.

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Xtreme12x
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posted July 26, 2005 08:19 PM  
what kind of scales are you using. The car would be real tight in and loose off with that much rr. We have ran up to 50 pounds of RR with success.

gould
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posted July 26, 2005 08:22 PM  
it is tight in and loose off, i have to jab the brakes to get the thing to turn. even though i like it i would rather not have to use the brake as much to get the thing to turn in. mad racing scales, im a poor boy.

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37mod
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posted July 26, 2005 09:50 PM  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by gould:
[B]it is tight in and loose off, i have to jab the brakes to get the thing to turn. even though i like it i would rather not have to use the brake as much to get the thing to turn in. mad racing scales, im a poor boy.

I ran my harris with rr bite in it although it was only 30-50lbs. Car was a rocket ship when it was heavy but it was very loose off and no forward when it was dry. On the right track and conditions it is unbeatable that way. I had to drive mine all the way into the corner and jab the brake and then stand on it and it was gone.

Xtreme12x
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posted July 26, 2005 10:27 PM  
Gould, at boone you should be able to get the car turning going down the straight and then let off and set the car... with the RR bite you are able to drive straight in and stab the brake... If the groove was up top where you needed to sling the thing sideways and keep bite to keep going then a Minimal amount of LR would be needed to get off the corner. I'd start with 90 pounds with you out of the car, of LR that is.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted July 26, 2005 11:33 PM  
I think there might be something to this. Most especially with this 4-2 setup where forward bite is NEVER a problem. The problem is keepin' the nose on the ground LOL. I'm definatly going to try it on my car. Or maybe just run mine with even weight on both rear tires........

gould
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posted July 27, 2005 04:31 AM  
my left front was just skipping. i'm going to take some of the rr bite to loosen the car going in, a few times it pushed real bad and i would hate for it to push in traffic, lol.

rrrrick
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posted July 27, 2005 03:48 PM  
on my last years car we ran about 150 pounds of RR wedge, about 45% cross.
My car never pushed and worked well on anything but a slick track. This years car I have set up with about 48% cross and 25 pounds of L/R. The last race my R/R coil over spring unwound and I ended up with about 52% cross and 100 pounds of L/R and the car pushed like crazy going in, and coming out.

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