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Author Topic:   WET LOOSE
VIPER000
Member
posted June 18, 2001 10:40 AM
I RUN ON A LONG 1/4 SHORT 3/8 BANKED CLAY OVAL. WHEN THE TRACK IS DRY I AM COMPETITIVE CAR ENTERS GREAT LEAVES GREAT. WHEN IT IS WET THE CAR IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. I HAVE TO REALLY WORK TO GET IT TO SET THEN IT WILL BREAK LOOSE ONCE I CATCH IT IT WILL PUSH THEN BREAK LOOSE AGAIN. AS THE NIGHT GOES ON AND THE TRACK DRIES IT GETS BETTER. THE QUESTION EVERYTHING ELSE BEING = WHAT WOULD FIX THIS OR HELP? I AM TALKING ABOUT ADJUSTMENTS AT THE TRACK.


kkparks_3
Member
posted June 18, 2001 10:51 AM
I have the same problem. I run a Camaro. Does anyone know anything to look for that would cause this.

Thanks,
Kevin


VIPER000
Member
posted June 18, 2001 02:54 PM
SAME HEAR KKPARKS 1978 FIREBIRD CHASSIS


PEDDLER
Member
posted June 18, 2001 07:18 PM
???????AIR PRESSURE???????
???????STAGGER????????????
???????WHEEL SPEED????????

What are you running front / rear?
Pushey in ?
Are you keeping you wheel speed at a constant level.
Sometimes slower is quicker.

Please answer and I'll try to help.

The Peddler

crisco17
Member
posted June 18, 2001 08:21 PM
I agree with you Peddler,,air pressure and stagger,, but it also sounds like a tracking problem,,do you run offset wheels? if so where?,,what is your air pressure all around?


crisco17
Member
posted June 18, 2001 08:58 PM
another thing I meant to ask is how much rear brake bias are you using? brake bias is real important,,and should be the first thing to look at,,if it'a a push I would use about 70% in the rear,,on a wet track it's easy to lock up the right front wheel,, so I would use a shutoff value to control this,,and shut it off,,this will help the car to set,,


FJR0226
Member
posted June 19, 2001 08:53 AM
What i have found is when the track is wet ,the chassis has a hard time getting side bite.Meaning the outside tires are not being pushed into the track,which is why u get the push or a 4 wheel drift/slide.So basically there has to be more weight transfer,which means less left side weight/cross.I really dont know the type of clay ur dealing with, but i would say u need to take off atleast a percent out of the left side/cross.This will alow the left rear to unload onto the right rear.


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