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Author Topic:   Wider is Better...............................??
posted November 26, 2002 08:37 PM
Just something I wanted to throw out and get some feed back on. If you was to set out all the tires with low backspacings 1-2 inchs, and maybe even wheel spacers to make the cars track be very wide would this help to make the car handle better? If the car was setup and scaled that way.

posted November 26, 2002 09:39 PM
sounds like a good way to get your wheels tore off. cars cant pass you as easier when you are wide.

posted November 26, 2002 10:38 PM
sounds like it would be a handfull to try and turn the steering wheel with all that scrub in the front. not a lot of sidebite in the rear either. john


posted November 27, 2002 10:51 AM
Some guys on the pavement have their cars at maximum track width as per the rules which they say makes the car more stable.

posted November 27, 2002 02:02 PM
That's right Geffy, us asphalt guys like em wide. But you have to do a lot of figuring to keep from blazing the RF off the car if you just make it wide with offsets. Helps lower the roll center though.

posted November 27, 2002 02:06 PM
If you widen the car you'll get less roll out of the car. This may work on a fast, tacky, stand on the gas track, but not for any of the tracks around here. It would not let the car transfer the weight around fast enough. It would have no side bite in the middle, thus very loose in the middle and off. Trust me on this becuase I had a car like this. The only way to over come the wideness, was to raise the ride height. That made the car better, sometimes. Just my opinion. GL! ltr.