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Author Topic:   full of fuel or not also front stagger
DirtTrackRacingRules 3 8
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted October 04, 2005 05:20 PM  
does it help sidebite to run down on fuel instead of running it full????????

Also is 3 1/2 inches to much stagger in the FRONT end???????

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted October 04, 2005 09:30 PM  
You should read the article Scott Bloomquist wrote on weight placement. From what I understand the answer to your question lies partly on where the fuel cell is located. I can't find the link, perhaps someone familiar with that article can post the link? Also, I don't think front stagger has much to do with anything except for scaling since the front wheels are not connected. One doesn't care how fast the other goes around the corner. Other thoughts?

fastow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted October 04, 2005 09:52 PM  
http://www.jimmyjudd.com/Tech/Weight/body_weight.html

try this

boas51
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 190
posted October 05, 2005 05:59 AM  
front stagger will effect the car during braking. that much stagger should make the car loose while braking.

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted October 05, 2005 09:18 AM  
Boas is correct on the front stagger. On tracks where you drive in on the gas front stagger will have little effect. If you entering straight and on the brakes more front stagger will loosen the car.

With the fuel cell hanging out behind the rear axle having it full can create a loose condition at mid corner because of the polar moment. Think of it as a pendulum. I run only enough fuel to get the rear percent necessary for forward bite. The less weight you run behind the axle and still have good forward bite the better your corner speed will be.

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