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Author Topic:   Rear Steer
phelps
Member
posted December 13, 2001 10:22 PM
How much rear steer can you run? 3/8 high banked clay.


phelps
Member
posted December 18, 2001 10:38 PM
Hello out there?????????????


awkwardjeff
Member
posted December 20, 2001 06:48 PM

Phelps, Your question is too general to give a answer too........rear steer is the amount of change in wheel base as the body rolls in the corner. So are we talking about that? Or are we talking about seting the car up without the rear end being square while sitting on the shop floor??????/ That is what we call lead......some people lead the right rear to tighten the car up....some people will lead the left rear to help the car turn.........

What handleing problems are you having and trying to correct? What is the set-up you run now......stagger will accomplish the same things as leading the rear end, but if you are stuck with tires and can't get stagger this is a way to adjust the way the car feels to the driver?

phelps
Member
posted December 20, 2001 11:43 PM
Just bought a metric car .The right lower trailing arm is an inch longer than the left. I just happen to notice this when I was sitting in front of the car & could actually see that the rear end was cocked.


hughes
Member
posted December 21, 2001 06:50 AM
From reading in here, Most of the guys go no more than 1" difference in the wheel base on the shop floor.


awkwardjeff
Member
posted December 21, 2001 10:29 AM
phelps, Now you see why I replied like I did.......that is NOT called rear steer. What you are talking about is called leading the rear end. Metric street stocks tend to be a little tight on entry, most people will lead the left rear in these cars. I wouldn't say the right rear arm is longer....I'm sure whoever did this to that car cut and shortened the left side, that will pull the rear end forward......the arm being a whole inch shorter seems a bit extreme. I would measure the wheel base, take a square and put it on the floor infront of the rear end, take a tape measure and go from the lower balljoint in front to the sqaure on both sides.......this will tell you the wheel base for both sides. Seee how much different they are from side to side..........

I personally don't like to see anything over 3/8 of a inch of lead............
there are other ways of making a race car turn without putting the rear end in side ways..........But drum brakes are also to blame because the braking balance of the car is too bad to help turn the car.


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