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Author Topic:   wheel offset
pbk
Member
posted March 03, 2004 05:54 AM
How do i determine what offset to run on each corner?I it mainly for clearance.


Chad
Member
posted March 03, 2004 09:23 AM
As a general rule of thumb, try to set your baseline to have the left side tire in line. The offset is a way to establish your left side weight. If you need more leftside, put on more offset (Ex: go from a 2" to a 4"). Conversely, if you have too much left side go the other way. The static weight of the car will be impacted by the placement of lead, battery, fuel cell, and driver. I've found the offsets as a way to decrease the left side weight without having to moving some of the items I mentioned above. So, get in the ball park with respect to your left side weight and use the offsets to line up your left side tires. Good luck.


WPP
Member
posted March 03, 2004 04:28 PM
How do you know when you got too much left side weight How high or low should you go i have seen on shaws tech board they to run 2in offsets on the car on all four corners .


Chad
Member
posted March 03, 2004 06:57 PM
You've asked a difficult question. Left side weight is a tuning tool just like rear weight, bite/cross weight. You should always start with the recommendations offered by your chassis mfg. If not available, I'd stay between 52.5%-54% with the driver in the car.


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