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tony12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 18, 2004 10:34 PM  
Metric car with no forward bite in my heats. The car is pretty good on dry slick.

lf 1000 rf1100
lr 250 rr 200

left 54.8%
rear 53.5%
cr 48.3%
Car weighs 3300 3/8 high banked track

beachracing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 18, 2004 11:43 PM  
gearing maybe.you probably do well on dry slick because of no tire spin.you might increase that,or smaller tire depending what you have already.this is a quick way of seeing if it's gearing.what is your gear final?

tony12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 19, 2004 02:47 PM  
6.66 AT 6400 RPM ON DRY SLICK
5700 RPM ON WET/TACKY

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 19, 2004 06:09 PM  
i have the same problem with pretty similar set-up. it feels like the heavy tracks drag the car down and the rear tires spin. is this the same way your car feels? wish I could tell ya I found the solution but i'm still searching too, lol!

tony12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 19, 2004 10:14 PM  
yes i've battled with this at the end of last season and now the 2 this season. In the feature it's fast, but i always have to start in the rear due to poor heat finishes.
Let me know what you find out.

20bmw
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted April 26, 2004 10:39 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by tony12:
Metric car with no forward bite in my heats. The car is pretty good on dry slick.

lf 1000 rf1100
lr 250 rr 200

left 54.8%
rear 53.5%
cr 48.3%
Car weighs 3300 3/8 high banked track


TONY IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE THE SAME CAR I HAVE % WISE SAME SIZE TRACK BUT SPRING RATES LOOK TO BE LITE...
I HAVE lf 1100 rf 1300
lr 300 rr 250 3200lb car and the car is hooked up on the 3/8 high bank track..




eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted April 27, 2004 09:35 PM  
So if you have no forward bite you mean your loose right? So wouldn't increasing cross weigth help. I'm new at this and just starting to get a little feel for it so bare with me.

tony12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted April 28, 2004 03:37 PM  
Thanks guys, i pretty new this too. Tried the heavier spring thing last weekend, but only too get stuffed in concrete wall on the first lap. Then we got rained out in the feature. But for the first lap i turned 6200 rpm and was passing cars. We will see what Saturday brings. Thanks

    

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