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stroker21x
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 01, 2005 09:19 PM  
This shadetree racer is getting alot of good info on this site Thanks Guys.My question is the car I just bought is a purestock and the fuel cell is in the trunk,the track rules say we can run it threw the trunk.I want to know how much of a difference this would make to lower it,and also it is a one wheel wonder and we can run a locked rear what are your opinions.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted January 01, 2005 09:43 PM  
Loweing the fuel cell puts the weight lower in the car, as for the differential I would lock it it makes a big difference. Eddie

mrteeshot
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted January 01, 2005 10:03 PM  
if ya can lock er up do it

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted January 06, 2005 07:00 AM  
I always thougt that you wanted the fuel cell high and as close to over the rear end as you can get it. High for weight transfer and over the rear end so the weight isn't slung around do far back?

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MetricMonte
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted January 06, 2005 09:47 AM  
I have mine setting in the trunk (although I have raced it yet). But its about half and half at our local track, some have them dropped and some dont???

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted January 06, 2005 10:36 AM  
Mine sets as far back as i can get it, also its centered, our rules state that it has to be 10in from the ground. Eddie

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 06, 2005 04:44 PM  
Ive argued the pendulum effect in the past and built my car to avoid it.

I had my cell and my lead over my rearend and very high even the battery was close to the rearend.

My car(leaf on IMCA tires) would not drive on dry slick whatsoever at 55-56 rear wt.

I moved my cell, lead, and battery all the way back to get to 59% rear.

First time on the track to pack I was scared to death. When I swung it side to side it really swung out there, I was thinking it wouldnt be driveable at speed.

Long story short it works great, I race with a 350\or 500 carb and dont slow down enough in the corners for it to hurt anything I guess.

Im new to dirt but after makeing the changes I had a shot to win the last 4 times out, even leading 16 laps at a IMCA special only to blow a rr with 2 to go.. All 4 races were larger purse specials.


rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted January 06, 2005 08:06 PM  
Heck i'm all for pendulum effect..anything that will help the car turn,i always try to keep the cell high in the trunk.

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