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Author Topic:   Rate changes
marty
Member
posted May 30, 2002 05:00 PM
JUst wondering how much playing about with spring rates goes on from track to track.
We generally leave the spring rates the same and just alter the stagger and cross to suit.
But i was wondering what you guys would normally alter when going from 1/4 mile track with sweeping turns to a 1/4 mile track with slightly longer straights and very tight turns (both have little banking)?
Thanks.
Marty.


jammin
Administrator
posted June 04, 2002 09:24 AM
Marty, generally, the more banking you have on a track means that the spring rates can be closer on the car, you wont have to split as much, simply because centifigal force pushes you on the turns on a steep track harder, and usually the speeds are higher on a track like this so the spring rates also need to be harder. Remember that with your springs you need to try to plant the tires you want to plant. On a steeper bank, centrifigal force helps you the steeper it is. Thus you can even the rates out somewhat. Hope this helps.

jammin


marty
Member
posted June 04, 2002 04:39 PM
Thanks jammin, thats pretty much how i was thinking.


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