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Characterising tracks for set-up solutions

Characterising tracks for set-up solutions

OptimumG’s Claude Rouelle explains why, and where, you might want to make use of an asymmetric set-up on your racecar. Having difficulties convincing someone to use more camber on the right-hand side than on the left for a counter-clockwise circuit; running higher tyre pressure on one side than the other; using different damper settings?

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Spring & Dampers, Part Six

Spring & Dampers, Part Six

After examining damping in roll last month, we will now look at springs and damping in pitch of the car. As explained last time with roll damping acting in a polar coordinate system, pitch is very similar- except the sprung mass is rotating about the pitch axis instead of the roll axis. Roll damping is a usually overlooked aspect in a suspension system, and pitch damping is overlooked even more so.

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