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Author Topic:   Wheel Offset? Where to start..
Flanndad
Member
posted January 29, 2003 01:43 PM
I'm Building a GM Metric Cutlass for a 1/2 mile track.
What Wheel Offset would you start with?
Current car came with (4) 2-1/2" offset rims.
Would you Square it up with all 2-1/2" offset's and have a 3" & 4" available, to be able to pull in either of the rears, depending on track conditions.

We also can run a beadlock on the RR this year. With the Price of these I would like to buy only 1 (at this time), so this offset is fairly important to get right..

DMS CEO
Member
posted January 29, 2003 01:58 PM
3's and a 4 on the right rear is a good place to start. If you just started drivin put 2's on the front to stabilize it. 2 for a wet track is good on a beadlock or you could get a three and use a spacer in the heat and take it off when the track dries out.


dirtbandit
Member
posted January 29, 2003 06:03 PM
No, 3's on lf, rf,lr 4 on the right rear. Especially on a Camaro that is the way to go.


redneck bubbas racing
Member
posted January 29, 2003 08:17 PM
I would disagree. On a heavy track run 3lf,2rf,2-3rr,3-4lr. As the track goes away you will want to progressively tuck the rr and extend the lr. I would go with a 3 rr beadlock w/ 1/2 spacer at start and come feature time remove the spacer and put the 2 off on the lr.


bobaluuu
Member
posted January 29, 2003 09:49 PM
I would stay simpler in the beginning w/2's leftand 3's right and play w/ a spacer like bubba says . tire stagger and pressure are
important more so, I think


Big Dawg
Member
posted February 01, 2003 04:00 PM
I, would run a 4rr,3rf,4lf,3lr,and adjust stagger according to track conditions.


dirtbandit
Member
posted February 04, 2003 12:10 PM
I'd just get in and drive the mutha***ka' and hold 'er down! blahhhhhhhhh


c21
Member
posted February 04, 2003 02:22 PM
On stagger as the track dries out, you need less stagger.As far as front stagger I never run more than 1"


dirtbandit
Member
posted February 04, 2003 08:17 PM
I never run ant rear stagger if I can help it, I HATE the way it feels. I also run the same front stagger all night. We used change the left front (go to a smaller tire) for the feature but got to tired of the work every night vs. very little change. However-I agree that if you are using stagger to go with what has been posted so far.

I would like to rescend all previous statements. My vote goes the the OUTLAW as crewcheif of the year!!!

c21
Member
posted February 05, 2003 10:18 AM
A good place to start is 2inch on both fronts a 2inch on rr and 3or4 on lr for a gm metric car you should have 1000 lb spring in rf and 900 lf and 175 rr and 200 lr for this to work good (26 feature wins 2002)


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