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Author Topic:   effects of more ls weight
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 347
posted November 23, 2005 10:44 AM  
pondering some ways to get the pushy dw8 to turn better for more corner momentum.

will higher ls weight help and what are its effects?
presently i am at 53 with driver.

Fastride 38
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted November 23, 2005 10:49 AM  
A higher left side will make it enter alittle looser. Where is it alittle pushy at?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2010
posted November 23, 2005 10:49 AM  
I have been told that more left% will loosen a car in and help it rotate through the corner better and then tighten the car off. But if you get too much on a dry slick track then the car gets skaty because you cant get the sidebite to plant the right sides.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 511
posted November 23, 2005 12:05 PM  
dirtbuster is right on with his explaination. I do quite a bit of tuning with ls weight. Luckily I have about 100-150 lbs of lead that I can move to the right as the night goes on. I don't like to raise the weight up in the chassis. I just can't accept that raising the cg will make a car faster in anything but a drag race type senerio.

If you do a search on here there is a pretty good thread on this.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted November 23, 2005 02:23 PM  
there is a really good article by scott bloomquist about weight placement but i can't find it. Does anybody know where to find that article?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 218
posted November 23, 2005 02:28 PM  
that article can be found in the tech section of

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 184
posted November 23, 2005 07:53 PM  
move your front roll center to the left, then you might also have to stiffen the right front. i moved mine from 2" left to 6" left, stiffened the right front by 100# and no more push ( not a dw though)

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