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Post  openwheel44 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:49 am

I try to keep the offset around 3-4 inches so the wheel is more centered over the king pin. This creates an easier feel in the steering. Don't have to muscle the car so much. With the wheel also "tucked in" it pins the front on entry to the corner for winged racing. For non-winged racing, less offset might help in some instances because first, you are looking for leftside bias in the car. Secondly, during "right lock" on the steering, the RF wheel is rolled back and down more due to the less offset coupled with king pin angle creating a sort of weight jacking to load the LR. The main thing you have to consider when placing the RF is where is the RR in relation to it. But that's another story for another time.

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Post  Bob Franklin on Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:28 am

The result of using wheel offset in front is the same as the rear. That is, it will decrease right front side bite and grip if you move it out. So............if the RF is sticking too much, then move it out. I never adjust the RF offset. Usually I adjust the rear to compensate for track conditions.

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Post  Jack on Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:38 am

Phil / Bob

I was thinking about buying a right front wheel with a little more offset to move that tire out. The bailey front axle is move over to the right 2" or so. The right front I am currently running has a 2" back spacing now. Would it be beneficial to buy another right front with less backspace to move that tire out more? Would that give me more grip on tackey tracks and less on try slick tracks?

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