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Author Topic:   Right front rolling off of the rim... help!
SkeeterDuster
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 06, 2004 03:06 PM  
I have had a right front breaking the bead for two races now. I really feel like the car is hooked-up. The more hooked up it feels the faster I have a blow-out. I have about 3 deg of positive camber (changed from 5 deg.), and with about 2 deg of toe-out. It always blows comming out of turn 4 (usually rough on the track in that turn but not too bad last time). I am good and loose in and just right-tight off. The car feels good and I can hang in the top 5 if I can make it for more than two laps. Pressure= 22 & 28 lbs. (tried both) I am desperate for ideas. thanks all. -Skeeter

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 06, 2004 03:32 PM  
The front tire must be sliding side way or a lot of side force. Need more rear stager (stager gets you out) and possibly less cross weight.

gould
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posted August 06, 2004 08:47 PM  
tubes

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bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted August 06, 2004 08:50 PM  
Not against tube. Don't need tubes in front tires.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 06, 2004 10:33 PM  
Won three races last year with various tires having the tube hanging out due to the bead of the wheel being not round anymore. Run a tube! Just my opinion but hard to find a bad point in finished and won and would have NEVER done that tubeless.

quietmans
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted August 07, 2004 04:16 AM  
Tube is the way to go ,just make sure you coat it and the inside of tire to cut down on rub.

SkeeterDuster
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted August 07, 2004 12:16 PM  
OK... looks like most everyone suggests tubes. I still think that I must have a setting wrong but as fast as I feel like I am it may be best not to change anything. What do I coat the tube and tire with, quietmans? Vasoline, Grease, or ??? I have not heard of this. When I run tubes, do I need to run pressure in the tube as well as the tire or what? There are very few people running tubes in my class and none that I know of with a tube in a front tire. Thanks for all the help.

quietmans
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted August 07, 2004 03:06 PM  
We run tubes with air in the tube.Take baby powder and coat the tube and tire and rim. Make sure there is no rust or rough places on the wheel.This is old school but on real wet tracks in the heat races we have run as less as 8 lbs air with no problem.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 07, 2004 11:03 PM  
I hope you meant 3 degrees negative, if not thats your problem!

bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted August 08, 2004 07:30 PM  
i dont want to pick on your driving style but if you are going into the corner and turn the wheel hard to the left wont it roll the RF off? could this be the problem?

MThershey
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted August 09, 2004 07:49 AM  
If the track is tacky, you may want to up the pressure a bit. We had a super tacky track earlier thism week and I saw 3 cars blow the right front. I ran 26 psi in mine and almost won the race.

Footlead
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted August 09, 2004 02:54 PM  
Does the track have ruts in the corners???We run 20 -23 lbs and never roll tires off the right front. The car is heavy and we have a 1200lb spring in the right front. What spring are you running??

dirtracing76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted August 11, 2004 09:07 AM  
i had a lot of promblem with my tire coming off and just blowing and i went to a truck supplier and was able to get radial tubes for like 5 bucks each after i told them i was racing with them and didnt have a promblem after i switched to tube even in the front tires.

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