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Scoot
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Total posts: 517
posted April 19, 2004 08:49 PM  
80 camaro, 1000 lf, 1200 rf, 225 lr 200 rr, an 1" of stagger in the front, 1 3/4" in the rear. I was having brake problems again, so I was having to actually let the car set itself. I was alittle tight going in and loose coming off, which I assume was caused by the tight in. After I watched the tape I saw how bad it really was, everyone else was getting it setup alot sooner than I was so it was hurting me coming off. My question is should I run alot of reverse stagger in the front? And run an inch or less in the rear. Every time I tried less than an inch in the rear last year it just killed my handling. I hate to go to much one way and hurt it worse, so I wanted to get your opinions.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
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25JHenry
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted April 20, 2004 08:42 AM  
My understanding is if your tight going in that you need more front stagger. If your loose coming off you need less rear stagger. There are so many other ways to adjust w/ air pressure, springs etc. If the car handled good last year I would play with the stagger. Maybe another 1/2 inch in front and 1 inch less in the rear. Track conditions may be a part of the problem too.
We are always changing something to adjust to what we think the track will be like.

Scoot
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Total posts: 517
posted April 20, 2004 09:24 AM  
Here's my theory on going with reverse stagger in the front and less stagger in the rear. If I run a larger left front it would decrease the spring rate on the right front, which would loosen me up going in and less stagger in the rear would tighten me up off.

I forgot to mention I have to run asphalt pulloffs. I run 13lbs in the right side and 10lbs in the left side. I run stock mount Bilsteins all the way around. I dont have easy access to scales. It was scaled towards the end of the season last year and had good numbers. Nothing suspension wise has changed.


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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

[This message has been edited by Scoot (edited April 20, 2004).]

zeroracing
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posted April 20, 2004 09:30 AM  
more lr wieght. will loosen entry and tighten exit. add some more.

cd2
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posted April 20, 2004 09:53 AM  
Scoot put a smaller tire on the L.F. so you will have 2 " stagger an try that it will help in & off. cd2

chad01j
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posted April 20, 2004 11:23 PM  
i agree with zero. i had the same problem and move weight from rr to lr and solve it. move a little at a time and see if it helps. i think changing the stagger the way your talking about isnt the correct way to fix your problem.

racer17j
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posted April 21, 2004 05:17 AM  
I had it wrote down, but cannont find where I put it. So I cant honestly tell you.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

cd2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted April 21, 2004 09:42 PM  
Scoot Try the smaller tire on L.f. it will add weight to the l.r. & loosen you in & tighten you off. cd2

rico 08
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Total posts: 1139
posted April 22, 2004 06:37 AM  
Wouldn't you want to fix the brake problem first before you change anything?Most brake problems are with the rear brakes not working...

JDF Motorsports
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Total posts: 216
posted April 22, 2004 04:37 PM  
If you got weight on the RR, get it over to the Left

    

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