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Front and rear track - Series 5

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by ceecpa, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ceecpa

    ceecpa Donation Time

    I measured the distance to the outside of the tires at the front and the rear. The absolute distance doesn't really matter, but the difference amazes me: It's 3.5 inches different. Is this typical?

    Thanks,
    Chuck Edwards
     
  2. sunbeam74

    sunbeam74 Silver Level Sponsor

    I think that is about right. On the race cars in the 60's some of the Alpine racers purchased American Racing Silverstone wheels in two different offsets to make the track widths equal.

    Steve
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The alpine and tiger had the rear track inset so that the back would eventually break away. IIRC this was done to set up to understeer initially with final oversteer.
     

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