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lucky13
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posted October 29, 2003 06:54 PM
How did you ever end up with your shock experiments? Did you post some info that I missed?

We ended up getting the shock temps evened out pretty good and I was happy enough that we quit switching. We had almost perfect post feature/heat tire temps when we were done. The last race we ran was a 20 lapper in the middle of the day (probably 65-70 degrees out)and we still came in with RR 105 degrees and LR 106 degrees. The car was very good high and low. Finally!

old racer
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posted November 02, 2003 01:41 AM
I learned alot and was confused alot. The tie downs on the right were neat when the track was black and smooth and was horrible when the track started coming apart going in. We started looking at shock temps also and learned that the average shocks that most folks are running would react very diferently while being the same number. I had no problems with the Koni's or Bilsteins but the twin tubes gave us all kinds of wierd readings. I was not smart enough to understand what I was seeing so went strictly mono tubes to try and get dialed in. We got very close on temps and that was also when the car was best. These temps did not relate to tire temps. I think we are seeing how much transfer is being controlled by the shock and weight and balance at the tire. I learned alot and we were faster and more consistent plus we had fun. Sorry so long.
Good Luck


lucky13
Member
posted November 02, 2003 02:24 PM
Now we all have a couple months to try to make more improvements! We are thinking about switching rear suspensions now that this one seems to work. I think we can make our car a little better. How did your tire temps pan out?


old racer
Member
posted November 02, 2003 04:24 PM
I tuned the tire temps as I always have. Load the hot tire to make it bite. I put more weight on RR if loose going in and more LR if loose coming out. The tires were normally within 10 degrees of each other when the car was fast. I have found that tire temps are good to tune with if you have good driver input and you are tuning to correct the chassis problem. A bad driver can overheat the RR on the best chassis, and a good one can crutch a bad chassis. The tire temps are like a fire alarm, you know you have a problem but it's up to you to find and fix it correctly. I realize that a lot of guys don't agree with me on this but it has worked very well for me.
Good Luck