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Author Topic:   How much stagger is too much?
Dirt Administrator

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posted September 21, 2001 02:07 PM  
Amount of stagger usually is determined by the track. A wet and sloppy track means more stagger to help the car turn. The drier the track especially if the track is "taking rubber" then the less stagger is used or the car would be too loose. Wheel off-set, spring and shock adjustments all play a part to keep up with the changing track. Sprint cars need "sidebite" and to be a bit loose to be fast. Turning the car is done by pedaling the brake and slightly lifting the throttle to set the chassis going into the corner. Of course, if you have the perfect set-up then the driver won't lift the throttle at all. Running wings require a different set-up.


Dirt Administrator

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posted October 05, 2001 03:46 PM  
Too much usually means a spin-out.

Dirt Newbie

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posted October 09, 2001 11:55 PM  
on short tracks stagger ranges from 16 to 21 inches on heavy and 12 to 16 on dry.
those are the verying staggers i have gotten out of racers. it veryies from racer to racer, but too much makes the car so loose that you lose way to much corner speed as well as staight-a-way speed as you are sideways all the time.

Wild Bunch Racing
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posted October 11, 2001 06:04 PM  
Well we run 8 inchs of stagger on our short track that is tacky and then when it gets very dry in the feature we run 5 inches. We have 40 lbs of right rear weight in the car and other different things that most people don't run. We placed fourt in the points this year at our local track.

Dirt Administrator

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posted October 11, 2001 06:17 PM  
Thanks guys.

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