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Author Topic:   Rear steer..wheelbase?
Racer98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted July 17, 2005 09:45 AM  
Curious on how many of you have rear steer in the car, (by the right or left side of the rearend shorter or longer than the other). My car this year is square, but I was thinking about drill my lower control arm hole on the rearend to make the right side longer(looser). One guy in are class has a 1.5 inch longer on the right side and seems to drive in the corners deeper on a very tight cornered track. This is on a hobby stock. My car has a bad push if i dont drive it in perfect. How much should I move the wheel base and which way? I would like to hear if anyone has experimented on this and what your thouhts are.

Magic82
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted July 18, 2005 06:34 AM  
I have always run with about 1/2" to 1" offset in my wheelbase. I would shorten the left side trailing arm (better to keep the car shorter than lenghten the right side). Just make sure you don't create a bind in your suspension. Magic 82

Racer98
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted July 24, 2005 07:53 PM  
anyone else?

ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted July 24, 2005 07:58 PM  
Someone told us to run our right side shorter that the left.........were we told wrong?

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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted July 24, 2005 09:23 PM  
I beleive if you're wanting to loose car, make right side longer. If you're already loose, shorten right side. I personaly like to have rearend square but some time due to car and/or rules you have to correct the handling by changing the wheelbase on one side or the other. Just my opinion because I think by making the car handle correctly by use different length wheelbase you're actually just putting a "bandaid" on an existing problem.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted July 25, 2005 04:35 AM  
I run the Right short-3/8ths. I'm on a very high banked and very fast 4/10ths. Lap times are around 17.5 for the streets. This tightens exit and allow me to be at full throttle longer in and sooner out of the turns.

    

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