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Author Topic:   Tire Pressure and Stagger Starting point
Flanndad
Member
posted April 21, 2003 06:21 AM
First race is this 4/25/03, getting ready to put the tires on, our track is a slightly banked 1/2 mile that get's dry and slick.

Just wondering what starting point you guys (people) would start at for stagger and Pressure?
Running for backspace:
RF 2", LF 3", RR 4" beadlock, LR 3"


towmandan
Member
posted April 21, 2003 06:59 AM
What kind of car do you have,how much does it weigh and what tires are you allowed to run and also any spring rates would be helpfull other wise your just guessing.....towman


Flanndad
Member
posted April 21, 2003 07:07 AM
Sorry for the left out info, at work and in a hurry.
The car is a metric Cutlass, minumum weight 3000 (I will be just over that).
We are running American Racer's
Spring Rates RF 1100, LF 900, RR 225, LR 300
with a front sway bar.
Spring's and shocks are Afco's


towmandan
Member
posted April 21, 2003 09:06 AM
From past experience these tires work best in a range from 10 to 16psi and I would say from your setup 10 to 12 LR 12to14 on RR then LF10to14 this is depending on your cross if you dont know what it is you will have to play with to see what you like then RF I change to track conditions 14 to 16 This is meant to be a base line if you havent had the car scaled do yourself a favor and get it done your money ahead in the long run.And my personal opinion loose the sway bar on dirt just my 2cents hope it helps....towman


Flanndad
Member
posted April 21, 2003 09:13 AM
The car is going to get scaled but I'm running out of time before the first night.
I plan on going over to a friend's house the next weekend to get it scaled.
Just trying to get it close so I can break the car and engine in.


towmandan
Member
posted April 21, 2003 11:59 AM
I think that setup should put you in the ball park just play with stagger up or down depending on how your car handles same for the front if you adjust within those preasures I think it will work good for you.....towman P.S. Let me know how it goes.


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted April 21, 2003 09:51 PM
You will be in the ball park on a 1/2 mile with 1 to 1 1/4" stagger. Lose the sway bar. Your springs are close (maybe up 100 on the lf) without the bar.


longracing25
Member
posted April 21, 2003 10:17 PM
Sway bars DO help........Help clutter up the corner of the shop that is!...lol


towmandan
Member
posted April 22, 2003 08:41 AM
I agree I have yet to find a good use for a sway bar on a dirt car or off the car for that matter throw it in the scrap pile....towman


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