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Author Topic:   Tire rim Offsets ???'s
howie605
Member
posted April 14, 2003 09:30 PM
ODB93, curious as to why you said 2" on driver side, 3" on passenger. I've got a similar question on the Modified section, so any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks

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jay116
Member
posted April 15, 2003 10:20 AM
I think the idea is to try to get more track width and to shift the dynamic weight to the drivers side.

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Flanndad
Member
posted April 15, 2003 10:51 AM
I'll be running a half-mile, i plan on running (tacky):
LF 3"
RF 2"
LR 3"
RR 4" with a 1" spacer

(slick)
LF 3"
RF 2"
LR 3" with a 1" spacer
RR 4"

1. My understanding wider front more stable
2. Rear end 2" smaller than front helps make car fast.
3. 4 rims with a 1" spacer less expense. Than more rims.
4. Push rear offsets to right for tacky?
5. Push rear offsets to left for slick?

I'm new is this correct?

dirtrace54
Member
posted April 15, 2003 01:16 PM
On a fifth mile and quarter mile, I run a 2 on RF and RR and 3 on LF and LR ealry in the night. As the track gets slick I switch the rears. 2 on RF and LR and 3 on LF and RR. This gave me 6 out of 14 races ending in feature wins. Hope this helps.


JOHN NIP
Member
posted April 15, 2003 02:38 PM
YOU SAY 2 AND 3 DOES THE 2 STICK OUT FURTHER THAN THE 3 OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.


martnracn_91
Member
posted April 15, 2003 03:05 PM
The more offset you have means that for example,a 4in. offset will tuck that tire further under the car verses a 2in. will stick that tire further out and puting more weight on that corner and the opposite corner.


c21
Member
posted April 15, 2003 04:42 PM
tacky= 4 on left side, 2 on right
slick=leave front alone, switch lr to 2 and rr to 4

p.s mite put 3 on left front and leave for both
pm me if you want to chat about small track setups....i live on 1/4 and even 1/5 miles...i leave you my phone number


NYhick
Member
posted April 17, 2003 10:02 PM
Personally I like to keep all my offsets 3". This eliminates the need for so many differnent spares for each different tire. I cant afford lots of money in spare tires and rims so this is my way. If you can afford it, then go for it. I think I could spend a couple hundred bucks elsewhere myself.......


stormy
Member
posted April 18, 2003 06:50 PM
Im with ya NYhick, Ive messed around with offsets a little and found that it didnt make a whole lotta difference in my situation. I'd also rather spend my money (What little i have) on other things on my car that seem to help more than wheel offsets. i run 3" on everything but the LR, which is a 2". I jus leave em there all night and maybe adjust my tire pressure through the course of an evening. The track is pretty dry by the time i make it to the "A" feature.


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