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Author Topic:   tight or loose?
x13jc
Member
posted February 28, 2002 10:44 AM
What should happen on a dry slick track with a full tank of fuel (alky) as the fuel burns off? Will the car get tighter, or looser?Fuel cell in middle of rear, and can not be moved side to side. No bleeder valves.
Also, visa versa, on a wet track.
Just curious.

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dirtracer14
Member
posted February 28, 2002 11:13 AM
My car gets looser as the race goes on with dry slick. Now the car get loose going in the turns but still has good bite getting out,but thats just my car


x13jc
Member
posted February 28, 2002 04:18 PM
anybody else have some insight?

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dirtracr
Member
posted March 01, 2002 04:37 PM
In general a car would tend to get looser. Leaf springs or Long panhard bar from the right side of the chassis to the left side of the rear end I believe that this will be true. With a j-bar or a shorty bar on the left rear tha angle will increase causing the car to get a little tighter. Due to the rear weight loss I believe that in general a car gets a little looser but the dynamics of the chassis can compensate. Depending on bar angles etc a car can get tighter as fuel burns off. This is one of the tricks about running gas, less weight change, less chassis change due to less fuel burn off.


x13jc
Member
posted March 03, 2002 08:20 AM
thanks for the info, we were running a mono-leaf last year, and this year we are running a 3link setup. was curious as to what to expect.

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