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Author Topic:   Tire pressure or shock travel question
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 10, 2005 05:16 AM  
Which is a better indicator? Last week we had the front tires gaining 1 lb each and the rear gaining 1/2 lb each. Car was very drivable in the turns. I could pick any lane. Shock travel was also balanced on right side, 3 1/2" - 4". Still coundn't get in the top ten.

What are the other guys using as references?
Should i be looking for more uneven temps/pressure changes/shock travel?

Just scratching my head trying to figure out what small changes would work or leaving it alone.

All comments welcomed. Don't care what kind of car. Just a general question. I'm running on a very fast 1/2 mile dirt/clay in the midwest.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted September 10, 2005 07:58 AM  
Look at tire temps and air pressure increase.

Shock travel indicators just indicate the biggest bump you went over during that race. They are helpful to see if you are bottoming out on that corner though.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 10, 2005 10:12 AM  
Thanks iowamod 20. We only used the shock travel to get it balanced. We only use the shiny part of the shock and not the rubber bushing as an indicator. What are your tire temps? Both right side hotter or lr and rf.

Reading tires temps - is it the true that the hotter tire is the one not working?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 10, 2005 10:41 AM  
your front tires being hotter then the rears kinda seems like a problem, is your car sliding the frontend at all, usually the back tires grow at least a lb. sometimes more than that. but you are right the tires that grow the most are the ones that are working the hardest or slipping the most.

[This message has been edited by badfastjr (edited September 10, 2005).]

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