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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted April 07, 2005 02:34 PM  
This may be too general of question... I need to scale and setup my car for Lakeside Speedway. It's a 1/2 mile medium banked dirt track. I'm wondering what would be a good baseline percentage for left, rear and cross. I don't know enough about fine tuning yet, just wanting to get the car to basically handle.

Lakeside FS #7

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posted April 07, 2005 03:36 PM  
More about the car would help. What the car is, what class? etc

Can you add ballast?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted April 07, 2005 05:15 PM  
If you would like to the car to handle dont worry to much about percentages or adding weight. Worry more about ride heights Tire and springs selection. There is to much stock put in to percentages for a door car class. Just Basiclly drive the car and ask simple questions. If you try to reinvent the wheel before you ever get to the track. Just simply turn laps first.

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posted April 07, 2005 05:21 PM  
You'll want to get the right tires on the car, the r ight springs to start with and then get yourself a good set of percentages. Percentages in a door car class are pretty important, but the most important is front end geometry. Get your caster/camber, toe, stagger right, and then shoot for some starting percents. If you think there is way to much stock put in percents then think again, on a door car class there isn't much you can change besides wheel offsets, and springs. Don't worry about ride height's that much, just keep them in mind. Once the car is scaled it'll probably fall close to your ride height's that you want, but it all depends on fuel cell location, ect. ect.


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