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Author Topic:   Instead of tire stagger - Control arm length?
fairlaniac
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted July 08, 2005 09:42 AM  
Can you accomplish the same effect of tire stagger by extending the right - rear control arm? We were looking at that last night are started wondering. If you could, we were thinking of slotting the rear hole on our '82 Monte Carlo control arms and move the axle back, but how much? Of course how much is only if it works. I'd appreciate any feedback on the topic.

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Doug
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Gene
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 396
posted July 15, 2005 02:49 AM  
Nope. Stagger is the tire turns once and pushes the car x number of inches. Slotting the mount just unaligns the chassis.

fairlaniac
Dirt Maniac

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posted July 15, 2005 05:13 AM  
It's been about a week since we thought about it and pretty much ruled it out. Just as you said. One of those brain farts you have after working on the car til midnight, knowing we should be sleeping instead of thinking!

Thanks,

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Doug
"Lift for a second, that's where you'll finish!"

Eljojo
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posted July 15, 2005 07:05 PM  
A shorter RR control arm will tighten the car on exit. Cut about 3/8ths off one , run it a night and get back on here and tell me you didn't feel the improvement.

sc1 racing
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posted July 15, 2005 10:52 PM  
rear steer (shorter l/s control arm ) will get you in the turn better, rollout will get you through the turn and off better..

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

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posted July 16, 2005 09:55 PM  
what is a good omount of rear steer for a metric chassis?

YAZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted July 25, 2005 07:17 PM  
I have never tried it, but I read
somewhere on one of these post that
you want to do all the adjustments on the
left side, because the right side feels
to arratic because cornering is harder on the right side.

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