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Author Topic:   where to add weight
stroker-chief
Member
posted May 06, 2001 03:21 PM
My buddy drives a "novice" car at a local track and we are running good so far. We are too close to the weight limit, and would like to add about 30 lbs. in the form of a lead brick, to the car. We disagree as to where to add it. He pushs going into the corners(like everyone else), and he is a tad tight coming out of the corners. We know we want the weight in the back, and it has to be at the axle or forward, but should we add it to the left or right? We don't have the means to scale the car, but I can try to address any other questions needed to help answer the question. Thanks in advance.


BK19
Member
posted May 06, 2001 03:26 PM
if you are pushing you want less wedge (wieght) on the left rear or else you need a bigger tire on the left rear then on the right "stagger into the corner and wedge your way out"


stroker-chief
Member
posted May 06, 2001 03:45 PM
So what I think your trying to say is that we should add weight to the right rear side in order to loosen us up coming out of the corner?? Is that correct?


BK19
Member
posted May 06, 2001 05:18 PM
you are correct that is what i would do


69-er
Member
posted May 22, 2001 11:03 PM
Whoa! BK19, adding weight to any corner won't change the cross weight! Also, putting a larger tire on the LR will produce "reverse" stagger and put more weight on the LR and RF. Typo, maybe? Put the larger tire on the RR. That will take a little cross weight out, helping it get looser.

As far as the weight is concerned, 9 out of 10 cars need more weight at the left rear. This will give more rear percentage and more left percentage. I think that's where you need to start.

Larry

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