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gould
Member
posted January 28, 2003 09:37 PM
i got a 22gallon cell with a stainless steel can. hehe. anyways where do you all have yours mounted. i have no scales so im shooting in the dark. some say to the left and some say staight up in the middle.


racer17j
Member
posted January 28, 2003 09:45 PM
depends on who you ask we have all our cars with it as far to the back and left as we can get it


chad01j
Member
posted January 28, 2003 11:05 PM
ive been thinking about this question for a while...tell me if this makes sense...
as a race goes on you burn fuel thus making the left right or center of the car lighter, depending on where the fuel cell is located. Also as a race goes on the track gets dry. so if you mount the cell to the left you are taking weight off that tire as the race goes on. this will tend to make the car loose, which is not what you want as the track dries out. if you mount the cell to the right you will loose weight from the right rear as the race goes on, thus tightening the car up.
personally i have always put my cell in the center but,thought this idea made sense. does anybody else agree?????


racer17j
Member
posted January 29, 2003 12:29 AM
we only burn about 5 gallons all nite and we also can't run weight jacks or offset wheels so in order to get my cross weight anywhere near right i have to have it to the left plus i'll add the mud i get from hotlaps and my heat and put it down in the trunk to help that also


outlawstock17
Member
posted January 29, 2003 07:24 AM
the current trend is like 17j said, left and back. i also like to mount mine up a little higher than some to raise the center of gravity and induce some body roll.


c21
Member
posted January 29, 2003 11:08 AM
well looks like its goin on the left side, seeings as i will be racing a track the does tend to get dry slick. thanks guys!!


chad01j
Member
posted January 29, 2003 06:19 PM
well i guess i was wrong. like i said i have mine in the center. its raised about 4 inches also


bobaluuu
Member
posted January 29, 2003 10:12 PM
C21/ my question on this is on a wet tacky track that never dries or slicks up wouldn't a center tank help a car that tightens up as race progresses

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c21
Member
posted January 30, 2003 11:53 AM
how high you mount it depends on how much body roll you want. As left and right goes, make a mount that you can move the tank either way at the track. Start in the center and play with it to see which way your car handles best.


gould
Member
posted January 30, 2003 07:11 PM
imca rules state "no adjustable fuel cell mounts. i'm gonna set it to the left side and to the rear


DL406
Member
posted January 31, 2003 07:14 PM
c21 Your post stated that burning off fuel from a lr tank position decreases cross weight a small amount. I have always found that by removing fuel from my lr fuel cell I increase my cross weight a small amount,frame height is higher.


Flatlander
Member
posted January 31, 2003 08:11 PM
Depends on what you like,I have mine to the left as far as I can get it,also as high as you can get it,for more roll over.I have mine back pretty far in the car,but if it is to far back you might get a little of the swinging weight affect.

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Kent
Member
posted February 01, 2003 04:32 PM
Check the rules at the track or tracks you will be running at. The track I am going to be running at requires the fuel cell be located in the center of the car with a minimum of 10" height from the ground in race configuration. It just might save you some hassel to check out the rules first!


c21
Member
posted February 03, 2003 10:10 AM
c21 I thought that is what you meant. Read all your posts and believe me I get crossed up on some of this all the time. Thanks for being a gentleman and not offended. Also thanks for all the knowledge and advice you share with us. DL


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