Pinpoint suspension failure / incorrect geometries.

Discussion in 'Corner Carver Racing Tech Discussion' started by Macman45, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. Juice

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    I actually bought the R888Rs so I can run in the rain without changing tire. Done wore'em out, (~2000 track miles) and not one drop of rain. lol
    I have been on track w/NT01s and it started raining. I was surprized just how well the 01s worked in the wet.
    Neither of those is a slick. I would tiptoe back to the pits if caught in the rain with full slicks.
    Thats been my first hand experience. ;)
     
  2. Norm Peterson

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    Probably not quite this wet, though . . . rainy days out here tend to look more like this.

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    FWIW, I've run RT615s at autocross under similar conditions with better than expected results given their huge outer tread blocks.

    Just a couple more data points.


    Norm
     
  3. Juice

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    The 615 is a great tire. Im rocking a set on mine now! It used to be a bargain, but price has crept up.
    Ps: for the curious as to why I put the Falkens on. Not worn out, but not track worthy anymore. They need to be worn out.
    :driver:
    Where is that emoji with tire marks???
     
  4. Macman45

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    Thanks for the detailed reply. BUT I didn’t put this in corner carve as I don’t track. Mods moved my thread from Chat because some of the hardcore trackers like Norm derailed the thread into track stuff. In conclusion, new shocks and struts fixed everything as stated above. Thanks all!
     
  5. Norm Peterson

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    Sorry, but you were complaining about turn-in response, and the solutions for that unavoidably get into "track stuff thinking". After all, the same principles apply, just at lower lateral g-levels.

    Keep in mind that I was also responding to other people whose thoughts were not particularly related to yours.

    FWIW, good shocks and struts are a huge part of something called "composure" - both with respect to the car's behavior and your trust in the car to behave like that.


    Just a hint . . . "whipping the steering wheel" is about the best way I can think of for a driver to make turn-in response worse. You're overloading the tires with too much steering too fast. Fix this - slow those steering inputs down - and I'll guarantee that you'll like how the car behaves much better.


    Norm
     
  6. Juice

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    And then there is "throwing the car" into a corner....
    But thats another subject all together.
     
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