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mochunk
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 12, 2004 06:56 PM  
whats the most rear% i can run.i was wondering if could more rear % and then more stagger to make it turn. i going to run on 1/4 mile banked track that dreis out by feature time. my car is a 84 old cutlais. this is my first year in the class so i'm very open on suggestions.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 12, 2004 07:32 PM  
It wouldn't hurt to pay attention to your driving style too. If you're having trouble turning, you may simply be driving in too hard for the conditions. Sometimes slower is faster. I hate that saying, but evidently it's true.

jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted May 13, 2004 07:43 AM  
I always thought that 53 should be the max.
Based on what everyone says is the optimum.
53/53/50. But the late models at my track are reaching for 60% rear. Most of the guys are running 56-57 percent. So what I would say was add more weight and see how it feels.
But remember more weight means less horsepower. So there has to be a limit to how much weight you are going to add.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 13, 2004 03:46 PM  
you can't compare a late model or mod to a street stock they are two completely different animals just like in our limited mod class imca cars with small motors they set them up way different then a regular mod because the lack of horse power takes a way different setup

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jay116
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted May 13, 2004 08:58 PM  
17J I agree with you too a point.
No matter what the chassis is. It is still four round rubber donuts that hold the whole thing up. You have to make all four work or you will not handle well.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 14, 2004 03:31 PM  
true but you need different weights on a car that weights 3500 with 300 hp compared to a car that is 2400 and 600 hp

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