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Author Topic:   will rear steer work with a stockcar?
2wildcrewguy
Member
posted September 06, 2003 02:39 AM
I don't think you want to shorten the length,you need to set the angles so that you have rear steer in the corner,so it will be easier to drive down the straight.Left side more level than the right on the lowers.


Eljojo
Member
posted September 06, 2003 12:59 PM
I had a metric malibu with a three link with a dual spring top link------bad fast (but not too legal where I was racing)


rico 08
Member
posted September 07, 2003 08:51 AM
Jo jo,check ur pm's.


eaton89
Member
posted September 09, 2003 12:04 AM
Rico 08 after setting up the front end my wheel base was 3/8 inch longer on left side than right on my 79 Olds meteric. The car was always loose in the middle and coming of the corner. no matter what I did it never seemed to get better. I shortend the lower left control arm on the rear end. Went to the track in 2 laps I was a half a lap ahead. A caution was thrown and on the restart the guy behind me forgot to turn.LOL He hit me hard and broke the left axle. Car seemed better but I didn't get to run long enough to know for sure. My question is should I have moved the arm up or down instead of shorting it. I'm afraid it may have had to do with track condition instead of what I did to the arm. Sorry so long on the question guys.


rico 08
Member
posted September 09, 2003 01:37 PM
You said the wheelbase changed after you did frontend work,this has little to do with the rear,to get an accurate measurement on leading the left/right rear measure to the frame and not wheel to wheel.I would think shortening the lower would give bite but it may bite really quick and run out of bite sooner but the rear steer is definitely a plus,but hey if it was fast i'd run it.


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