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Old 12-13-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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What are the tricks. I was thinking of stiffer springs and more neg camber on the outside and shift the weight more to the inside?
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What are the tricks. I was thinking of stiffer springs and more neg camber on the outside and shift the weight more to the inside?
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A touch more neg camber on the outside front wheel will help. Maybe a touch on the rear.

Take a good look at the Oval circuit cars and see where they place the weight. Moving it all to the middle of the car means when it breaks away then it will do so with no warning (polar movement).

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Try a hard RF tire to prevent traction rolls. On a oval only car, we run soft tires on all but the RF, which is a harder tire.
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Mark, you're spot on. I will pass on your regards.
So the springs aren't worth doing?
As fast as the cars go I've never seen one traction roll yet.
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Mark, you're spot on. I will pass on your regards.
So the springs aren't worth doing?
As fast as the cars go I've never seen one traction roll yet.
Been a while since I ran oval with a TC. Stiffer springs would control the roll with what are very high corner entry speeds. Might also want to have some anti-roll bars handy too.

Stiffer springs could lead to lifting wheels and then traction roll. Try it first and see, and if the shell is rolling around a lot then stiffen it up. Watch out for the rear inside wheel (the unloaded one) starting to life off the carpet.

And the ground clearance on the outside edge...dark marks on the chassis.
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If you feel like experimenting...

Try a 2* hub on the left and a 4* hub on the right.

If you can adjust the rear toe independently, go for more left rear toe-in than right rear toe-in. Left 3*-Right 0*, for example.

Right Side Camber -2*
Left Side Camber 0* or even 1* positive camber

Heavier right front spring

Finally, something i've always wanted to try...
Add a spacer between the tire and hex adapter on the left front and right rear.

One thing to keep in mind, your call will not track straight at slow speeds, it should veer to the left. So set your trim at high speeds.
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We run clockwise but I hear what your saying
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