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dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted May 11, 2005 07:19 AM  
Hey guys,
We just heard a rumor...On some of the Bicknell race teams we heard that in addition to some extra left rear weight (usual is 40lbs) 60-80 as the track dry slicks,they have added 30 lbs of ballast evenly across the front(under the radiator)...They are saying they have been having a push entering and this corrects it....Tell me what ya think
D

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted May 11, 2005 04:43 PM  
That could be the case. Depending on what they have for a set up. They may have easy-up front shocks that are stiff on comp. and not allowing weight to transfer to the front quick enoght. And or they may have tie down shocks in the back causing the same thing. So by adding the weight instead of giving up fwd bite. It is not the right answer to me you should be able to better balance out the car with basic adjustments.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted May 11, 2005 06:05 PM  
Thanks Racer
Good to see ya on here,,,We were thinking the same....Our first time out our driver was all smiles with the car, only got practice laps, rained out just prior to heats,,,He thinks by comparison our coil over was a dump truck and the new car a hot lil sports car. Found a few screw ups on our part and one by the engine builder so we are glad we didnt run it at full throttle.
Can't wait til Saturday
D

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bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted May 11, 2005 07:38 PM  
D i know what your talking about i see a lot of bicknells that they have added the weight to the front usally right infront of the rad where in the car it has those 2 holes on the lower cross but i like racerw's idea better

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted May 16, 2005 08:25 AM  
Got out for the first time...we are having a pretty serious push on entry...If the driver is clear of traffic and can throw the car into the corner entry it sets and exits beautiful, BUT...if he trys to bring it in down low to pass, he trys set the car into the turn it plows enough so that he really has to get on the brakes and loses all momentum...
any thoughts...Bicknell says about ten things to try,,,not sure were to start first...though about lowering front ride hights and lowering rear percentage as a start
Darin

bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted May 16, 2005 05:14 PM  
Darin do you have any lead in the rear end i found that i had to put a round a 1/2 inch of lead in the right rear as well as a 1/4 in the right front to get my car to drive under guys on entry

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