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Author Topic:   too much stagger?!?!?
stroker-chief
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posted July 23, 2001 10:13 AM
What would be the problems of running up to 8 inches of stagger across the front? Our low budget team is short on tires and may need to consider this in order to have any stagger what-so-ever. We run a 1/3 mile egg-shaped track with a tight turn one that makes most cars push. Our driver uses the brake a good bit to get into the corners. I had heard that front end stagger tends to help when on the brakes more than anything, but I realize that 8 inches is a bit much. Just curious as to why too much in the front would be bad?



Limited5
Member
posted July 24, 2001 07:10 PM
Remember there's no such thing as front stagger, its just a term used. Since the fronts are not connected by an axle they have no effect on each other as far as circumfrence is concerned. What your actually doing is either raising or lowering the frame rail depending on the tire being taller or shorter. The higher the frame the more weight is being applied to that corner. If the right front was 8" taller than the left it would be a huge difference in frame height and would be seen on the scale numbers. Looks to me like your searching for a "crutch" fix. If you need that much more height on the rf you have problems elsewhere.


chevy_20
Member
posted July 24, 2001 11:21 PM
Front stagger can help set up the car entering the corner but hurts you coming off. The more front stagger you have the more weight you put on the lr causing you to be tight.


stroker-chief
Member
posted July 25, 2001 08:22 AM
Like I mentioned, it is a case of all or nothing, very low budget, not much to choose from. From what I now understand, it would not neccessarily be detrimental to have largely different size tires on the front as long as you take into account the change in frame height. By my calculations it would be 2.5 inches. Interestingly enough, our driver is generally loose coming out.... so wouldn't this actually help?


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