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Old 18-07-2017
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Default some setup questions :)

up until now I have kinda just charged batteries, changed tyres, pushed it up and down on the bench to make sure suspension "feels" ok and then driven it LOL

however recently my driving seems to have taken a turnfor the better, and a chat at weekend made me realise that I dont really understand changes to the cars LOL

I had assumed that moving shock bottoms out would slightly stiffen suspension as leverage changed etc, but apparantly it doesnt...

I been looking at camber links and just wondering if Im right with my thinking

I know lengths etc come into it, but in simple terms

low grip the inner one goes higher so that body roll is transferred to the tyre to get grip

in high grip then lower the inner to let the body roll and help prevent grip roll??

am I totally wrong??

any good websites with stuff I can read?

theres only so much you can pester people for trackside LOL
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Old 18-07-2017
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up until now I have kinda just charged batteries, changed tyres, pushed it up and down on the bench to make sure suspension "feels" ok and then driven it LOL

however recently my driving seems to have taken a turnfor the better, and a chat at weekend made me realise that I dont really understand changes to the cars LOL

I had assumed that moving shock bottoms out would slightly stiffen suspension as leverage changed etc, but apparantly it doesnt...

I been looking at camber links and just wondering if Im right with my thinking

I know lengths etc come into it, but in simple terms

low grip the inner one goes higher so that body roll is transferred to the tyre to get grip

in high grip then lower the inner to let the body roll and help prevent grip roll??

am I totally wrong??

any good websites with stuff I can read?

theres only so much you can pester people for trackside LOL
Moving shock bottoms out does stiffen suspension. It gives more initial steering but less through the middle of the corner.

As for camber links, your theory is right but it doesn't always work that way. Depends if the low grip is purely for traction or for side bite in corners.

Shorter link makes the suspension stiffen up quicker due to less roll which creates more forward drive.

Have a read of this, it's pretty handy.

http://users.telenet.be/elvo/

Also if you have a smart phone, you could download the AE cheat sheet app.
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Old 18-07-2017
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This one is downloadable and seems to cover the bases.

https://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/...abf001eb780b42
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Cheers guys

Will have a read later and hopefully learn something

I applied logic and common sense to my ideas but when there's people at the track. Better more experienced drivers telling you that your wrong....

Well i just have to find out for myself.

Thats the problem with being an engineer. I'm always looking for problems lol
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