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dirty58
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posted February 04, 2005 05:33 PM  
any one explain in simple terms

supwitchew
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posted February 04, 2005 06:17 PM  
Cross weight (wedge) is the weight of the right front plus the left rear divided by the total weight of the car. More cross weight will tighten entry and produce more forward bite. Less cross will loosen the car up.

dirty58
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posted February 04, 2005 06:21 PM  
simple?????????????????????advanteges?

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 04, 2005 06:24 PM  
i have allways been loose goin in so more cross will help?

supwitchew
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posted February 04, 2005 07:45 PM  
If you're loose going in, then adding cross could very well be your new best friend. Have you had your car scaled?

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mrteeshot
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posted February 04, 2005 09:14 PM  
how does this affect a ashphalt car

racin78p
Dirt Freak

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posted February 05, 2005 02:17 AM  
Cross weight affects the car the same way for asphalt. Your actual set up will probably be different than for dirt. Less body roll, lower center of gravity front and rear (roll centers); all depends on how you set it up for the way you drive/track.

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dirty58
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posted February 05, 2005 04:21 PM  
it was scaled last year but we have changed alot since then

supwitchew
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posted February 05, 2005 07:46 PM  
Since you have changed alot of things, it should probably be scaled again. It's always good to know what your numbers are. While you have the scales, I would play around with the car to get an idea of what changes will affect your car. You would be surprised by how much you can change a car by going up or down a couple of tire sizes on the left front, for instance.

racin78p
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posted February 06, 2005 01:21 AM  
Ditto what supwitchew said. Get the car scaled again dirty58. Spend a day scaling, checking numbers, change a part (like a spring), record the difference, change something else, record the,... Of course make changes that you will actually do to better the car and it's performance. It's tedious, but well worth the efforts.

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racin78p
if it ain't fun, then don't run

dirty58
Dirt Maniac

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posted February 06, 2005 03:03 PM  
what all changes affect cross I dont run weight jacks

joeydirt
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted February 06, 2005 04:15 PM  
tire size,spring height,shackles,lowering blocks,swaybar

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted February 06, 2005 06:27 PM  
moveable weight (lead), fuel, wheel offset's, ride height, stagger, head lean,....everything!

    

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