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oldfordmod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted August 16, 2005 05:01 PM  
Under what conditions (heavy or dry slick) do you want rear roll stear?

DirtTrackRacingRules 3 8
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted August 16, 2005 06:21 PM  
I think its what ever makes the driver feel more in control. Me personally I would always have it on a short track and even big tracks and just run no stagger. JMO

Bigdogmod
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 21, 2005 11:18 AM  
Does it help on a dry slick track when you are already loose?

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted September 21, 2005 02:20 PM  
more Rear steer on tack less on dry, More steer on wide sweepy corners less on tight corners.

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted September 21, 2005 02:27 PM  
Before I got my Chassis destoryed I was running 58% cross and all the rear steer I could handle . Which made the car really hook up on dry slick but tight as H. E. double hockey sticks on a tacky track. So, I guess it's how you have you car set up. YES the more rear steer the looser it should make the car. But there's alot more factors than just rear steer. I guess to make a long story short if you did nothing else to the car except put more rear steer in it would make your car looser off the corner.

5tbone
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted September 21, 2005 08:15 PM  
Roll steer should actually help on a slick track. let me explain...your center section is locked so you use stagger to help this. W/ no roll steer on a slick track you have to get the stagger close or you just end up blowing one tire off.which = tire slip. W/ no roll steer on a slick track if you have to use the trottle to turn the car you cause tire slip. now add the roll steer to the equation you dive in the corner the car rolls the rear end steers and you ease into the throttle the car comes around and you scream down the shoot. Now as fastride said several things effect how the roll steer helps or hurts. Donslink1 is right also you may want more for a tacky track if you have a lot of cross, cause it will help the car turn and not push.

just my 2 cents

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted September 21, 2005 09:09 PM  
you can have all the roll steer you can get but your rear tires are still turning at the radius as they would with out all the roll steer.
lets start here stagger is used because your inside tire is turning a tighter radius than your outside tire, So your outside tire has to make up MORE ground than your inside tire so you run a bigger tire on the rr.
Now rollsteer is used to point the rear end to the outside of the track to FREE the car up.
usualy when the track dries out the speed goes down and everyone is trying to keep the car underneath them.
Im not saying to have zero steer when it is dry Im just saying less on dry and more on tack

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