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Rooster08
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posted October 01, 2003 09:50 AM
I would say more weight in the front will push the car into the corners, and moving more weight to the back, will loosen the car in the corners.

If anyone else disagrees, please say so. Im just a rookie!

c21
Member
posted October 01, 2003 11:13 AM
Thanks c21, i just learned something new!


c21
Member
posted October 02, 2003 11:08 AM
Rooster08 On our leaf spring car when i raised the rear up 1" on both sides it didn't seem to change much on the turn in but just after it helped the car to roll over more an helped side bite on through the corner an helped bite getting off a good bit.On the three link it seemed to loosen some on turn in.I would say this was from a little more rear steer,then more roll more sidebite an better exit.I know there are a bunch of different things that can cause diffrent handeling on diffrent cars with each driver but this is what we see on our cars.Raise the R.R. only an tighten car in an to center,loosen car from center out.Raise L.R.only an loosen car in an to center,tighten car from center out. When you raise the rear straight up what ever type rear locating arms you have will be heigher at the frame mount an this will cause more lift on the chassis an in return pushes down harded on the rear tires for more bite. cd2


oluck96
Member
posted October 05, 2003 05:09 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Rooster08:
I guess I didn't exactly say what I meant (not an uncommon occurrence for me). The question I need answered is this: If you raise the ride height of the rear of the car how will it effect the handling of the car on turn entry? what would the effect be if you raised the rid height of the left side or the right side or both sides equally. My apologies for not wording the initial question correctly. Thanks

The most important thing in determing proper ride heighth is the front and rear controll arm angles. get these to far out of optimum and you will have diverse side effects. as a baseline setup have the lower control arm pivot points the same as the ball joint heighth. different types of rear suspention vary for adjustment but I have always found it best to have about a five degree up angle from the rear axel to the chassis pivot points. ( controll arms or leif springs running up hill to the frame) On genter of gravith heighth if it is to low it will just push laterly in the turns. get it up some so the body rolls converting some of that lateral force into downforce.( Place ballest higher, rase engine, rase fuel cell )

Oscar

Rooster08
Member
posted October 07, 2003 10:02 PM
Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the help.


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