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sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted October 05, 2005 06:13 AM  
ok here's the delima.....

my stock car has the rear end jigged so far off the drivers side that all I can run on the right rear is a 2" offset. I could possibly get by with a 3" if I drive it in easy. The last night I ran it, I cut down the 3" due to it hitting the frame.

I'm wondering if anyone else has their rearend jigged like this and how they liked it? I can most likely get it to work with my setup, but it pretty much takes any tunability out as far as offsets go. I can possibly be able to run a 3" with a .5 shim, but for the most part it looks like safely all I can get on there is a 2"

I'm not used to the rear being this far offset, but it is workable?

Just looking for general input I guess. Now would be the time to get it rejigged if need be, if it comes to that.

Thanks
Shawn

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YAZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted October 05, 2005 08:47 AM  
I didnt build mine, but when I measured
it, it is 1" off set to the left.

rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted October 06, 2005 03:06 PM  
That's the preferred way to run it around here,we always cut the frame to run it as close as we can to the frame to get the maximum sidebite.

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted October 06, 2005 06:30 PM  
so what do you run for offset of the right rear then?

28 T
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted October 06, 2005 08:45 PM  
I think it should be the other way around.I have heard of shortining the right side to be able to run a 5" offset to tighten the car up.

Racer0
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted October 07, 2005 06:02 AM  
O.K. guess I don't understand the problem? What is the difference if you shift the rearend right so you can run the 3" offset as opposed to where it is, and run the 2"? Can you just run the 2" and use a spacer to move it out when needed?

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted October 07, 2005 11:25 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by Racer0:
O.K. guess I don't understand the problem? What is the difference if you shift the rearend right so you can run the 3" offset as opposed to where it is, and run the 2"? Can you just run the 2" and use a spacer to move it out when needed?

Thats exactly what I did for the last couple of races this season. I could even possibly run a 3" with a 1/2" spacer if I needed to tighten it up a bit. But thats my issue. I really can't tighten the car up with Right rear any longer, because I can't bring it much closer to the frame. Don't get me wrong I can leave it all alone and it will be fine with the 2". I just haven't seen the rear jigged so far to the left as this one is? I guess my previous cars were closer to straight up? In my previous cars I have ran 4" and 3" depending on track. Now I'm limited to 2" for the most part.

I was just mainly looking for input on how my rear end was jigged?

Malibu Man
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted October 07, 2005 04:36 PM  
terminators or at least some of them are 60 in wide rearend jigged two inches left.

in other words if you ran 2 inch offsets all around your lr would be out two more than the left front and the rr would be even with the rf because a metric is 58 wide....

to square a car like that you would need to run

2 2
4 2

seems to me a 58 inch wide rearend centered would be the best option so you can square it or offset your wheels as desired.

    

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