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Author Topic:   fuel cell mounting
bbracer17
Member
posted March 22, 2000 08:37 PM
I've been told to mount my fuel cell high for the dirt but it seems to me that you should keep your weight low. Can anybody give me any advice on this? I can go from one extreme to the other in my car but would like to know what is better. By the way I run gas and hardly ever have more than 10 gallons in the cell.


jammin
Administrator
posted March 22, 2000 10:03 PM
Generally the height of the fuel cell will act as a ballast and roll over the RR tire if it is mounted high, if it is low, it will tend not to roll as much and keep the weight where it is. It will also tend to work against the tire patch because it will want to push the car outward, instead of over the tire. Most dirt cars need to stick the RR tire on entry, that is why most tell you to mount it high. I agree with this. But the location of the tank on the left or right, will depend what you want your car to do as fuel burns off. If you want more rr in the car as it burns off, put the cell more to the left, if you want more LR in the car as it burns off, put it on the right side. I prefer the right side myself. It will tighten the car up as you run a long feature, it will also let you bury the RR in a heat race. I think it helps. Most of the time, you need the maximum rear percentage you can get on a car normally to make it hook up better. I would fill your cell full, this way you are adding ballast to the back of the car. This means you will be able to run more motor and still keep basically the same setup if this one is working. Hope this helps.


bbracer17
Member
posted March 24, 2000 07:12 PM
Thanks Jammin this is the only explanation that I've heard that makes sense. I appreciate you answering back.


jammin
Administrator
posted March 26, 2000 10:54 PM
no problem, let us know on here if we can help.


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