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ford5
Member
posted June 25, 2003 10:34 PM
was looking for opinions...when scaling your car, do you concern yourselves with cross weight percentages or do you worry more about 'bite' as it is called.
the difference between left rear and right rear wheel weights?
have heard in done both ways..........looking for pros and cons
thanks ford5


jammin
Administrator
posted June 25, 2003 10:51 PM
Always Cross here ford....never bite....

The way I look at it is....the bite you get is between the left rear AND the right front of your car. Those numbers on the left rear don't mean anything if you have 5 lbs of weight on the right front, simply because the balance of the car is still affected by the right front. Without the balance, there is no bite. The right front is the force of keeping the left rear down, without those numbers, I think you do not have a complete picture.

jammin


ford5
Member
posted June 26, 2003 07:13 AM
thanks jammin, we normally do just like you are saying, but i've talked to alot of guys who just concern themselves with the bite numbers. ford5


jammin
Administrator
posted June 26, 2003 10:26 AM
I hear it from everyone too....but one thing you can remember, the more cross, the more left rear bite you are going to see on the scales.

jammin


wfoondirt
Member
posted June 26, 2003 02:19 PM
Always cross, bite is irrelevent. Certain cross/rear/left percentages will give x weight on the lr reguarless of what you do except physically adding weight. Some people will look at bite because the only way to change it without moving wieght is to adjust cross, where it is irrelevent is when your discussing setups on different cars.


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