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Old 06-04-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Asphalt high banked oval pushing in corner

I race a 2003 focus svt at a high banked asphalt track, and I cant get the rear to steer? any suggestions?


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I race a 2003 focus svt at a high banked asphalt track, and I cant get the rear to steer? any suggestions?
You looking for corner entry? Mid off? Whats your set up? springs/dampers/ sway bars? What wheel size & tire size are you running?
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I run 215/65/r15 sumitomo htr tires up front, it is a stock class. I am looking for middle and off.
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Are you running the stock springs? I'd add a steeda fatman rear bar=28.6mm. Have you tried stiffer rear springs? Or a stiffer rr spring? Those are pretty tall tires.
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For the gear ratio we have to run those tires to run 2nd gear. We have aftermarket spring in front and in the rear, which helped a bunch, but its also against the rules. We put a stiffer rear sway bar in but didn't see much help. Any other ideas?
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For the gear ratio we have to run those tires to run 2nd gear. We have aftermarket spring in front and in the rear, which helped a bunch, but its also against the rules. We put a stiffer rear sway bar in but didn't see much help. Any other ideas?
What rear bar is it? Find a open end wrench that fits around the rear sway & see the diameter it is.
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It is an aftermarket 22 bar. Front springs are stock svt springs, but rears are stiffer aftermarket springs. We used bump stop in the front to stiffen up the movement in the corners.
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I'd add a Steeda 28.6mm race bar.
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Rear is only 1mm over stock IIRC, so not a lot of help there.

Softer front & stiffer rear for rotation, some road racers don't even use a front bar & tune with springs only there.

Alignment might be the quickest help. Camber bolt to reduce camber is a "stock" part in most rules. Rear toe at zero is often used for better rotation, as toed in helps make it stick. That's the autocross alignment, might help you.

There's some oval track postings in the road race section, and I think one recently posted pictures & info. in the Showroom - just couldn't find it quickly right now myself.

Check around for others doing this & try a PM since they don't stop by often.
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