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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:03:06 PM(UTC)
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What is the benefit of running a longer front axle when running wingless? It seems counter productive to me after reading your dirt theory. a wider front axle would prevent weight transfer across the front, which would mean more weight is transferring across the rear instead of the front, and weight transferring off the LR to the RR would make you loose. I know this can't be right, since we obviously try to find ways to keep weight on the LR when running wingless. Just need help understanding the benefit, thanks!
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:35:56 PM(UTC)
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The wider front axle is no advantage unless you run the right rear out along with it. If you offset the RF and the RR you reduce the overall weight transfer which will keep more of the weight on the left side.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:19:45 PM(UTC)
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so lets just say I have the RR moved out to run wingless, and I have the shorter front axle in it. Then I decide to try the longer axle, assuming I leave the RR out, what difference will I notice? Just an overall tightening effect?
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:41:01 PM(UTC)
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Better balance. The car can get tight from having too much RF weight or not enough, so you have to find that balance.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:23:41 AM(UTC)
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One last question on this topic...would running a lower offset right front wheel achieve the same thing, meaning a wheel with a smaller inner half? it would just move the right front tire out just like the longer axle would.

Thanks again for your help, its nice to have a place to go to get real answers!
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:33:57 AM(UTC)
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I actually think it is better to run the 40.5" front axle and then run 5 on 2's on both fronts rather than run the 42" because it provides a larger scrub radius which will jack more weight to the LR under counter steer.
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