Chassis 101

CHASSIS 101-TUNING SHOCKS

Tuning Racing Shocks on Dirt: Condition: Tight In LF: increase compression *RF: increase or decrease compression LR: increase rebound or less compression RR: decrease rebound Condition: Tight Off LF: increase rebound RF: increase rebound LR: increase compression RR: increase compression Condition: Loose In LF: increase compression RF: decrease compression LR: increase compression RR: decrease compression

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CHASSIS 101- REAR AXLE MAINTANCE

 Ok, we’ve all been racing since the Shoot Out and now the race car is starting to talk to us. It will actually tell you when it needs some attention other than your normal weekly racing maintenance.  Jason’s has been asking for some attention for the last three weeks, but with being busy and then

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CHASSIS 101-LOOSE OFF THE CORNERS

 Tight in = loose off  If you will remember this you will become faster in one week.  90% off all forward bite issues is a direct relationship to something that has been done to make the car get in the corner better.  I deal with this on a regular basis, especially in July and August

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CHASSIS 101-CHAIN

1) Chains do not last forever 2) Cleaning your chain You should take your chain off the car every week and clean it in some kind of solvent, diesel works well or solvent from Napa or any auto parts store. Steps to cleaning a chain Power wash your chain when cleaning the car Hang and

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CHASSIS 101- AIR PRESSURE

 The first thing that we will deal with in our Chassis Set Up 101 is air pressure. Simple everyone does it but most people only do it cause that’s what you are supposed to do and don’t know what it does in relation to your starting set up and the rest of the car.  I

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CHASSIS 101- BATTERY

The new Lithium Ion batteries that we are now using are great for the weight savings, but they also have some drawbacks. If you drain a Lithium Ion battery down to nothing, most on the market will not ever take a full charge again. So replace it. Here’s some general rules on any type of

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CHASSIS 101-THROTTLE CABLE PREP.

Some stuff that you’ve done forever you just take for granted that everyone knows how to do it. This is one of those things. So, I got a car in that they where having problems with the throttle sticking when they took their foot off the pedal. Pretty common problem. What was happening was the

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CHASSIS 101-KING PIN MAINTANCE

Have you ever noticed that when you grease your king pins the grease always comes out the end closest to the end where the grease is being applied and hardly ever comes out the other end. Simple physics – it is only taking the path of least resistance. This is apparent to the king pin

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