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Author Topic:   Scaling?
marty
Member
posted July 07, 2002 04:38 PM
I just wondered if any of you guys try scaling your cars with the steering in different positions. Lets say you try it straight ahead then turn it left lock as much as you would during turn in & then finally opposite lock as much as you normally do during racing. Now see what has happened to your figures. Let me know what results you get & I will compare them to mine.
I've also noticed that some guys recommend running more offset on the right front wheel. This works ok up to a point, but if you don't run power steering then it will make the steering feel heavy as the wheel is now traveling in more of an arc (rather than pivoting).
Thanks marty.


marty
Member
posted July 11, 2002 12:59 PM
I guess non of you guys use scales? I bet if you did check the figures you would be a little surprised, i was.


dirtbuster
Member
posted July 11, 2002 01:23 PM
I have done this and got the results i expected. What were you surprised about?



HIGH VOLTAGE
Member
posted July 28, 2002 05:22 PM
I imagine what you saw was when you turned the wheels to the right as if you were counter steering car in corner you jacked more lr in the car.


dirtracer14
Member
posted July 28, 2002 06:51 PM
When i scale i make sure that the wheel is in the same spot every time just for the fact that turning the wheel just a bit makes a diff in weights.