Day 4 on Project DLM brings an evaluation of the chassis setup.
As many of you know Project DLM started out as a wrecked 2002 CJ Rayburn chassis. Well before that wreck the car was always loose. So we were pretty sure that the front end geometry was not were it needed to be. So our resident chassis setup guru Bob Bolles broke out his computer, calculator and tape measure and went to work.
What he found was astounding, the front moment center was nowhere close to where we knew it should be. A quick measure session and entry of the data into a computer program told us that the static MC was at 0.416 inches high and 25.511 inches to the right of centerline, and at mid-turn attitude it went to 1.635 underground and 44.012 inches to the right of centerline.
That's bad...really bad. It's no wonder that the car was alway loose. Anyway Bob developed a plan to take care of that problem. He details it in the forthcoming issue of the magazine so be sure to check it out on the newstand or, better yet, subscribe to Circle Track by clicking the subscribe now buttom on this page.
Stayed tuned to circletrack.com as we report on Day 5 of Project DLM!