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Author Topic:   need help getting into corner
fwdbte
Member
posted May 02, 2000 08:07 PM
i have a 2 link swingarm car it weighs 2400 w/me in it.i cannot get it to turn on entry on mccrearys i dont have any problems on hoosiers.lf 750 rf 700 lr 250 rr 225 i am running about 80lbs lr 49.5 cross i have trailed the right side i inch and still cannot turn if anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.


jammin
Administrator
posted May 03, 2000 12:03 AM
Too much RR in the car, it is set before you get to try to turn, add wedge and it will loosen it up on entry, and tighten on exit.


fwdbte
Member
posted May 03, 2000 09:09 AM
how much is too much, on cross? the car isnt all that bad coming off the corner.its just that with the hoosiers i could get 3-4 inches of stagger cant find that with the mccrearys


MelFer
Member
posted May 03, 2000 10:25 AM
make the Mcreary tire gro to what you want air them up with a 1/4" tape to get the cicumferance you want and let them sit at that pressure until you are ready to use them you should be able to match the mcreary to the hoosiers this way. This is called stretching a tire


jammin
Administrator
posted May 03, 2000 10:49 AM
Add 2 percent to your cross, which will take 2 percent (about 50 lbs) of bite off of the RR. It will help.


GnarlyCar
Member
posted May 03, 2000 10:39 PM
You might want to check into how your front end is set up also.. You should look for at least 3 degrees of caster difference between the front tires, with more being on the RF. My car's at 4 degrees of split now, and has run as much as 6. It's not the amount of caster that's important, but the difference between the two sides. I learned this years ago when I ran street stocks and our cars had very little available adjustments, and at that time I ran as much as 8 degrees of split in my '74 monte carlo chassis. This worked well on dry tracks where the car needed a little more help with wieght transfer. The basic theory is that more split will move more wieght through the same steering input. There's a lot to be learned with the front end that a lot of people really forget about, and for good reason with all there is to be learned about the rest of the car.

Something to think about..
Matt


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