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Author Topic:   cross weights
posted January 21, 2002 09:38 PM
The tool box, tells me the corners, and the cross weight. But I have know idea what these weights should be. I run a 115" wheelbase car. 3400# , ON A 3/8 MILE BANKED TRACK .THANKS FOR THE HELP

posted January 22, 2002 05:56 PM
what are your % now and do you have any lead in the car and where is it

posted January 22, 2002 07:09 PM
I havent weight the car yet, I want to have an idea before we borrow the scales.I have no type of ballast,or lead anywhere. THANKS

posted January 23, 2002 09:41 AM
i don't know yor track conditions but if it's tacky i would be looking for around 48% cross and 52% rear. if its dry slick i would increase cross by 3 to 4 % set your car up for what track condition you see the most and adjust off of that. scale your car but don't go wild trying to get your %s your generally better off with close %s and less weight.

posted January 23, 2002 05:31 PM
Thanks for the help, now I have a place to start.

posted January 23, 2002 05:56 PM
Here's a rough idea.....

52.5% left
56-58% rear
49% cross (lr + rf)

52% left
54 - 56% rear
51.5% cross

try starting with around 80 lbs. of wedge in the car (the lr 80 lbs. heavier than the rr).

If the car is tight, lower the wedge keeping the other %s as close as you can. Maybe by taking 2 turns off the lr and adding 2 turns to the rr, or depending on what type of car you have, with lowering blocks, to loosen the car alittle, add a 1/4" block to the lr, and take 1/4" block out of the rr.
The same could be done with stagger as well.

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