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trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted July 16, 2005 01:23 PM  
If my car scaled out at left 58.8 rear 50.0 cross 48.8 LF 831 RF 708 LR 791 RR 744 if in the toolbox scaling session I add 100 to both rear #'s would that be like adding 100LBS. of lead at both rear wheels?
Trying to get my rear% up. Also if I do add 200LBS to the rear would putting it in a certain place help with a loose condition coming out of the turns. What about putting weight in front of the rear like inside the car were the back seat would be. Thanks

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 16, 2005 06:39 PM  
Wow! What kind of car is it that can get almost 59% left?
The answer is yes to your question, but adding 200lbs rear weight to a car that is already at 50 will make it awefully hard to drive! Loose about 5% left side weight, add about 4% rear andget that cross up to about 50 and "let her rip!"

trynmods
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted July 17, 2005 04:34 AM  
OOPs sorry I ment 52.8 LFT. Where to add??
Battery and cell both on left side up high.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 17, 2005 05:30 AM  
Add to the left side, in the rear, behind the axle. I have some weight bolted near the front of the cell and some near the back bumper. I used to say, "as far back as you can get it," but then I built a very light car and had to add a lot of weight. I found that going over 54% left and about 55% rear changed the car dramaticly. I know that I could have changed some other things (wedge, pressures, stagger, lead in rear, etc, and gotten back to a good set up, but I had passed minimum weight and didn't need it.

    

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