CORNER WEIGHT BALANCE
One of the most important aspects of car setup is the static weight distribution and the cross-weight percentage. Why? Picture the following: Your car is really fast in right-hand turns, but understeers in left turns. If you get the car neutral in left turns, it oversteers in right turns. The situation is frustrating. You've tried springs, shocks, different bars, neutralizing the anti-roll bar, and nothing seems to work. Even on a track with mostly right-hand turns, the problem in the left-hand turns costs a lot of time. While several different setup parameters could have caused this situation, a likely cause is excessive cross-weight
- Analyse drag & lift forces as well as pitch & yaw moments for any given ride setup of the car.
- Build aero maps of your race car to tune its setup prior to each race
- Use 3D flow visualizations to understand & improve modifications to bodywork or even design a completely new body
The true goal of suspension tuning is to improve how the car handles; in other words, its ability to maintain a course through turns, braking, different surfaces, and weather conditions. To keep the right course, you’ll start by Increasing ground contact or tire grip as you travel through a corner.
The Right Components
A suspension comprises tires, tire air, springs, and shocks that connect your vehicle to its wheels. It serves two purposes:
- Optimizing vehicle handling on the road
- Keeping your tires firmly planted on the ground
Manufacturers play a role here as they can provide parts optimized for your particular vehicle. Custom shocks and the ability to make adjustments with guided support are helpful when setting up your suspension.
An efficient braking system is vital in racing, as it can be the difference between winning and losing a race. Racing cars can reach very high speeds, so good braking performance is essential to ensure the safety of drivers and spectators. In addition, drivers need to have full control of deceleration under cornering and braking, which can only be achieved with a highly accurate and reliable braking system.
A well-designed and tuned braking system can also improve vehicle performance, allowing drivers to accelerate and brake at exactly the right moment, saving valuable seconds in the race. On the other hand, an inefficient braking system can lead to component fatigue and premature wear, which can result in a loss of performance and increase the cost of maintenance. This is why we always recommend that you go to a high quality and competent brake supplier.
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