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Author Topic:   How to Stagger Radial DOT tires?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted April 30, 2004 03:09 PM  
How can I make stagger with radial DOT tires? I was told that radials will not grow with air pressure. Do I get smaller casing tire, for example use 235 on lf, rf, rr, and use a 225 on the lr? What about the tracks where you have to have all the same size tire?

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 283
posted April 30, 2004 04:12 PM  
If you have to use the same size tire try different brands. Many times they are actually different. I have seen up to 1 1/2 inches difference between manufacters. Even the same brand will have different rollouts on the same size. You just have to check and recheck everything you can.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted April 30, 2004 06:05 PM  
There are places you can take your tire to and have them shaved down. Bacisly cut some theard off all the way around.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted April 30, 2004 07:25 PM  
lol....just take two tires and do a stinky smokey burnout with them. then put em on the left side. sorry guys couldnt resist, lol


Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 01, 2004 08:05 AM  
ok this may help us out as far as some staggering but what pressures are ya runnin in em

(radials will not grow with air pressure)
is this correct ??? sounds strange to me

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted May 02, 2004 10:24 AM  
Radial tires will grow but only slightly. If you get them to stretch 1/4" your doing well. The only effect air pressure will have with radials is the spring rate of the tire. 1 pound of air is equal to about 15 pounds of spring. At least thats what I've seen on my cars. As stated earlier, you need to just check different brands and sizes for roll out to get the stagger you need or close. Then do the rest with air, springs and shocks.

Thanks, Rob
(Cold Blooded Racing)

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted May 02, 2004 02:38 PM  
i have found even the same make tires vary,and also you can use wider or narrower rims to make the differance


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