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Author Topic:   Stagger on stock metric with stock springs?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 26, 2005 08:05 AM  
What would be a good starting point to try stagger on my metric stock car.
Right now I have 235 70's 15 on front and 255 60's 15 on back.
Should front and back be staggered or just the back like the sprint cars?
thankx DM

[This message has been edited by DirtMirt (edited April 26, 2005).]

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted April 26, 2005 03:43 PM  
I like to stagger the front and run the rear straight up if it's slick. If it's tacky then I like rear stagger.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 26, 2005 06:51 PM  
I run the front even and have 2 1/8" in the rear. This depends on the track. If you are running a flat track you will need the rear stagger to help you turn. If the track is well banked you can get away with less stagger. Make sure your caster/camber/toe is setup on the front end or the rear stagger will make you loose off the corner.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted April 26, 2005 07:04 PM  
use front stagger to adjust your cross weight and rear stagger to help the car turn. Not enough rear stagger and it will push too much it will be loose.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted May 25, 2005 08:11 PM  
Isn't stagger determined by the radius of the corner?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 176
posted May 25, 2005 09:16 PM  
Yes it is. Its something on the principle of the length of the inside of the corner and the width of the corner. I've seen some places that ask for the degrre of banking to to figure it out. With my car (on asphalt) at the begining of the year, when theres no rubber on the track for added bite, I can get away with zero stagger. After the first couple of races I have to go to around 3/4 to 1 inch of stagger. Then after mid season I will go up the 1 3/4 to 2 inches depending on if weve had lots of rain to wash the track or if the temp is cool. I am also running a stock metric with a 75 monte spring in the left rear and metric stock in right rear. Good luck.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 27, 2005 10:07 PM  
I have had a lot of stock springs tested, they are anywhere from 110-130 lbs. That is going to tighten the living **** out of your car. Gradually add stagger until you find a comfortable setting. When, and if your track starts to dry, move back down on stagger. If you have a lot of banking, leave some, if flatter-run straight up. Another thing that might help is monitor how much fuel you run, sometimes if the track is tacky, I'll only run about a 1/2 fuel cell, or so.

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