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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted December 10, 2004 11:54 AM  
does anyone know of a easy way to build a stagger gauge? i hate using a peice of string it's a real pain in the a!! .

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted December 10, 2004 12:11 PM  
You can use a cloth measuring tape if need be, I just bought a stagger stick it wasnt to expensive and you dont need to lift the car or have the tire off like the tape. Eddie

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 146
posted December 12, 2004 11:33 AM  
the only thing about the cloth tape is over time they will stretch and give you a false measurment.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 428
posted December 12, 2004 07:23 PM  
da-mn guys a cheap metal stagger tape only cost 6 bucks thru any performance shop.. as long as you can find any tubing that will slide into another piece of tubing and not flop around then you have the key parts. weld on the uprights ten inches high and make the total length 24 inches collapsed. then go to anyone with a stagger guage and mark yours in the same manner. das da way.
Light it up, Baby!

[This message has been edited by bobaluuu (edited December 12, 2004).]

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted December 14, 2004 11:20 AM  
Why not take 2 aluminum framing squares cut a slot in one. Put a bolt through oboth and you have a adjustable slide. BIGG C

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 146
posted December 14, 2004 08:51 PM  
Originally posted by jay116:
who cares about it stretching. As long as you use the same tape to measure both wheels it wont matter. All you are looking for is the difference between the two wheels.

well lets say for instance you are at the track and for some odd reason you need to borrow a tire from a buddy. everyone is in a hurry your buddy has his tire size marked on it (as most are) you need an 84" tire (by your cloth tape that is streched 1.5") so he gives you an 84" tire (when you really need an 85.5" tire) your night is shot to **** over $6.00. YOU WOULD CARE!

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