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Tad
05-15-2010, 09:47 AM
New guy here, no racing experience, trying to learn to drive a mid-late 90's Rayburn swingarm car. I understand that drivers use the brakes to keep the 4 bar cars "set up", but is it typical for drivers to use the brakes for anything other than slowing down in a swingarm car ?

I'm also wondering where is a good starting point for the brake bias, and what should I expect when changing it. The car is eqipped with an electric right front brake cut off.

racin6mod
05-28-2010, 06:38 PM
is the lr brake caliper on a floater or clamped to the axle tube?

gadirtracer
05-31-2010, 04:16 AM
For an inexperienced driver, I would not recommend worrying about trail-braking just yet. So, yes, the brakes would be to slow the car down. More rear brake will loosen the car on entry, more front, tighter entry. RF shut-off would be used in the mud, although some will shut-off the RF in the extremely slick.