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Author Topic:   Ballast Placement
Strokin27
Member
posted April 08, 2002 07:22 PM
If 50 or 100 pounds of ballast is needed to make legal weight on a mod, where is the most efficient location for placement if the car is set up and scaled prior to ballast placement?


ford5
Member
posted April 08, 2002 08:07 PM
add it to the polar moment of your car


Mod6M
Member
posted April 08, 2002 08:08 PM
Ballast should not change anything but rear % when added to the car. Left or right side weight can only be changed by moving wieght.


HIGH VOLTAGE
Member
posted April 08, 2002 09:15 PM
THIS WOULD DEPEND ON HOW YOU'RE CAR IS HANDLING.IF IT IS SPINNING COMING OFF THE CORNERS I'D PUT ON THE REAR FORWARD OF THE REAR AXLE.IF IT'S SLIDING UP THE TRACK GOING IN THE CORNER I'D PUT IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE MOUNTED UP ON THE ROLLCAGE.KINDA DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU NEED.ADDING WEIGHT WANT AFFECT CROSSWEIGHT.


wfoondirt
Member
posted April 09, 2002 08:25 AM
Typically if the car is working good and you just need to add weight you should add it as low as possible and as close to the center of the car. Anywhere else will have more of an impact on handling.


Strokin27
Member
posted April 09, 2002 08:29 PM
Wfoondirt, I noticed a car at the nationals in McAllen, TX. last Dec. that put at least 100 pounds low in the car just in front of the right rear wheel and the car was wicked fast in the outside groove where nobody else even considerd running. I like that idea of running the outside groove when it exists, any comments on the above mentioned setup? I aint a newbie as the title says, my old screen name and password just quit working.

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