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Author Topic:   Loose car
Shaner429
Member
posted January 01, 2001 12:59 PM
If your car is loose, What are the first questions you ask yourself to start to fix the problem?


race8k
Member
posted January 01, 2001 02:15 PM
The first question you need to know is where the car is loose.Is it loose getting in or on exit.Start at the flagstand and work through the corner.Some of the worst loose conditions I have seen are from a car that is tight on entry then the car unloads in the middle and goes loose.Fix the tight entry and the loose off may fix it's self.The main thing is to work in order.


Shaner429
Member
posted January 03, 2001 09:58 AM
So if the car is loose getting in, but ok in the rest of the corner what is my first couple of questions to my self? What components do I look at first?


jammin
Administrator
posted January 03, 2001 01:30 PM
First....I would say that you need to have all your information such as weights....rear, left, cross.....then you can look at those and see some of your problem I am sure. Then you can look at your spring combinations and look at how much you want the car to roll(set) in the turns. This will determine how much dynamic side bite is in the car also. With roll, the static to dynamic settings on your side bite will increase. If you start out with more than you need, you end up with much more than you need. Shocks will play a role also....they will allow the weight to transfer at different rates depending on the valving. If you want a car to roll into the turns more, you might want to have a lighter extension on a shock on the left side, this will allow the weight to move easier with the spring rate. You can also adjust your spring rates to your preference by adding rate on the left or taking rate out on the right which will make the car roll more....vice versa.

I think that most of what makes a car work is what the driver wants the car to do and you have to make the car mold around his driving style. You CAN NOT make a driver mold around a car....it just doesn't work. If you can do that...this is when your going to be fast.

I hope this helps some.

jammin

race8k
Member
posted January 03, 2001 07:55 PM
If the car was loose going in the corner and ok everywhere else I would take a look at the brake settings .You may just have to much rear brake in the car.It could also be to much wedge.


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