Dirt Track Chassis and SuspensionHP1511: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing

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Penguin, Jul 3, 2007 - Transportation - 128 pages
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Comprehensive and fully illustrated, this technical guide covers all aspects of setup and design for dirt track racing.
 

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Contents

DIRT TRACK AERODYNAMICS
CHASSIS SETUP AT THE SHOP
SUGGESTED WEIGHT
FRONTEND ALIGNMENT
ROLL CENTERS
SPRING RATES
TORQUE BISCUIT ROD
CHASSISTUNE WITH WHEEL OFFSETS

AXLE MOUNTING
LOWERING BLOCKS
UBOLTS AND MOUNT PLATES
TUNING
FOURLINK BAR ANGLES
FOURLINK BAR LENGTHS
SHOCK AND SPRING SETUP
PANHARD BAR OR JBAR
BASIC DESIGN OF A SPRINT CAR
SPRINT CAR STEERING SYSTEM
REAR STEER IN A SPRINT CAR
SPRINT CAR SPRING RATES
WEIGHING THE SPRINT CAR
SPRINT CAR HANDLING BALANCE
WINGED VS WINGLESS
COMPONENTS
WEIGHT SPEED
DRIVER PLACEMENT
LEFTSIDE WEIGHT
TUNING WITH WEIGHT
FRONT TO REAR WEIGHTS
TRACK CONDITIONS WEIGHT
COMPRESSION VS REBOUND
SHOCKS AND SPRINGS
TUNING WITH SHOCKS
DRIVER FEEL
SHOCKS AND TIMING
ROUGH TRACKS
BRAKING FORCES
1 CARBURETOR SELECTION
3 FLOAT LEVEL
TUNING WITH REAR STEER
ASPHALT REAR STEER
DIRT REAR STEER
SPRINGLENGTH TESTING
ELEMENTS OF ADJUSTMENT
ADJUSTING THE SETUP FOR TRACK CONDITIONS
ADJUSTMENTS FROM PRACTICE TO MAIN EVENT
SQUARE V AND SIPE GROOVING
GROOVING AND WEAR
KEEP RECORDS
WEIGHT WIDTH AND CONSTRUCTION
TIRE TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURE BUILDUP
WHEN IS THE PRESSURE TOO LOW?
IDENTIFY THE DIRT
SELECTING TIRES
HOT LAPS
WATCH THE TRACK CHANGE
CUPPING AND CROWNS
READ A TRACK AND KEEP RECORDS
TRACK CONDITIONS
TIRES
SETUP
BREAK EXPERIENCE
THROTTLE BRAKES THE SURFACE
STEERING RATIOS
STEERING SPEED
DRIVING CONDITIONS
CORNER ENTRY
MIDDLE OF THE CORNER
CORNER EXIT
USING THE DIAMOND LINE
HUNTING FOR BITE
GENERAL MOTORS
FORD
IMPORTS
RACING CHASSIS
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