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Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 04, 2005 01:48 PM  
Just about every picture I have seen of Schryock his car is 3-wheelin to some degree, for those of you that have a Skyrocket or Pierce that is built like this do you find your faster this way or do you think it's more of a drivers style/preference?

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posted August 04, 2005 02:04 PM  
All of the fast pierce's in this area are on all 4.

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posted August 04, 2005 02:50 PM  
A lot of it has to do with the length that the LR drops from ride height. On the bigger tracks Shryock keeps his LF pretty steady at about 3 inches up

Dirt Freak

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posted August 04, 2005 04:20 PM  
I asked Bob Pierce him self, and he said his cars are made to run all 4 wheels on the ground. Every one that i see have all 4 on the ground.
When Kelly ran one he would carry it in the corners and it would set back down by time corner exit, but it wasnt real high.
The car steers a lot easier with all 4 on the ground!!!
but it looks cool as H E L L when you carry it all the way around the track

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

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posted August 04, 2005 06:56 PM  
I have found it's actually easier to drive a car on three wheels, the down side is, not in traffic. From what I have seen if you can get the same rear steer with out lifting the left front it seems to be fast on a long cornered track. But if you are on a short tight track if you lift the left front some it seems to come off the corner better. But, I think it all comes to driver perference. I personally carry the left front about a foot. I spent three days doing all I could to get the left front back down at Batesville for those long sweeping corners. But my car is built for a dry smaller tighter cornered track.

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Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 04, 2005 07:07 PM  
I build may own chassis set up on 4 link z link. I have tried to keep the left front on the ground but if it isnt up about a foot car seems to have no forward bite at all. I did have to take my short panhard 13in bar off and go to a long j bar to settle car down. So i think it has to do with driver and chassis set up

Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 06, 2005 07:49 AM  
I've got a BMS, 2002, 4 bar LR z-link RR, on bird cages. None of this floated spring on top junk. The LF is always up, not much but about 3 to 4 inches. I have set the car up a couple of times to keep it down but like someone else said on here.....I felt the forward bite suffered.

My car is easy to drive even in traffic. All boils down to driver preference. I know in the late models the push is to get the LF back on the ground

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