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trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted May 03, 2005 05:20 PM  
On a metric car if your loose coming out of the corner and your rear stagger is straight up even without changing anything else would you run reverse stagger on the rear or would you try the reverse on the front (front 1 1/2 in. stagger) or maybe even the front stagger? This happens on a wet or dry track

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 03, 2005 05:36 PM  
Rear reverse stagger will really tighten up the car. I used to have a mono-leaf modified and we had to reverse the stagger when the track slicked up, worked pertty good too.

trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted May 04, 2005 03:48 AM  
LF 900 - RF 1100 - LR 225 - RR 200
OFFS LF 3 - RF 2- LR 4 - RR 3
Tire pressure LF 15 - RF 25 - LR 20- RR 22
All DOT tires. 11in. springs in rear.
Thanks for your replies.

[This message has been edited by trynmods (edited May 04, 2005).]

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted May 04, 2005 05:46 AM  
Well there the problem it is in tire preasure. Sense you are running such a high preasure you might want to move it in 2 lb. inc. at first but we run dot tires on a 3300lbs car and we run on a dryslickthat not to rough lf 14 lr 14 rf 19 rr 16. I the track is a little rough we up the rr to like 19 the main two tires is that rf and that left rear you need more left bite. If that doesnt tighten you up enough try a little weight on the left side or give us your weight %. Good luck and good racing

Steve Dupree
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posted May 04, 2005 06:05 AM  
Hey racer 17 i really like your answers to alot of ? on hear would you please send me just a short private message so i could write you on a few ? if you dont mind. Thanks Steve Dupree

Raz_900
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posted May 06, 2005 09:56 PM  
Put the 3" wheel on the LR and 4" on the RR. Better yet, get a 5" for the RR and 2" for the LR. That'll help tighten it up. Think of the rear of the car as a seesaw. If you have 100# on each side at equal distance, it stays level. If you move one side in, the other side gets the advantage. Same thing with the rear of the car under power. If the RR is farther out (like with a 2" wheel on the RR and say 5" on the LR) it has a longer 'level arm' on the center of the car. That will make it loose (RR wants to lead the LR). Put a 5" wheel on the RR and 2" on the LR and now the lever is shorter on the right, so the LR will push harder than the RR. That will make it tighter.

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted May 06, 2005 10:07 PM  
Yes,switch your rear offsets will really help you alot. I am running- LF-4" RF-2" LR-2" and RR-4" Should really help tighten you up on exit, it will be a little free on entry but tighter on exit.

    

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