Skinner what springs you running ATM?
Didn't realise I wasYeah figures, but having huge amounts is avoidable with correct shocks and arbs blah blah lol. Science. When you corner weighting my car?
Glad you had a good run on the manx roads mate. Nothing handles like a hire car eh!Those rear tyre temps seem very odd to me.... ?
Agreed Manx tarmac is very bumpy, my hire car from my visit last year needed quite a few new suspension bits when i handed it back after 'testing' the TT course and some of the stages... Also some new brakes....
You could add some rear wheel spacers and stay in class ?
I'm with you there Chris, I know kit cars have a lot gone into there geometry etc but there rear lift is very minimal, the quicker all 4 wheels are on the floor the better in my eyesSurely a correct shock which allows droop would stop the cocking of a leg? Still can't imagine it's going to be perfect whatever happens.
Ages ago lol.Didn't realise I was
Not necessarily. You usually tweak the shocks you use to the travel you require. Chances are the panhard rod vs the tie bars will max out before long shocks
That's why K10 axles are better in my opinion. Better for long travel with sideways movement
I can't remember last weekAges ago lol.
Well you can drop a fair amount with spax. Like silly amounts compared to other variants. Either way can only do so much eh
Thanks Paul, an interesting read
Thanks Paul, an interesting read
Softening the rear seems like the most cost effective thing to do for now then! Glad in heading in the right direction allowing the rear to take more of the transfer
There was some sense in my waffle PaulIn cornering, if the rear springs are too hard which I suspect they are here for this particular car, then the outside wheel can't compress equally and leaves the axle very little travel when tied to an ARB, and the front is forced to roll more hence wheel lift
Funny you should ask Matt, it's a standard diff just a 5.1 final drive. Will be a 4.4 box and gripper diff for next yearNice run, what diff are you running? Certainly you now have plenty of power!
It pulls really well but getting it off the line well in first is near impossible, I'm losing a second or so there so I'm hoping the slightly longer 4.4 will help.5.1 makes sense with the gears you were using. Proper diff is great fun
Its a science that will forever continue and evolveQuite a good series of articles on tuning handling (I think they are ongoing):
fuzzy, thx v much for posting that weblink. that website has so much lovely tech info, it gives me the fizz added to favsQuite a good series of articles on tuning handling (I think they are ongoing):
Another one, not much in the way of pretty diagrams but after reading it a couple of times I think I got the idea.fuzzy, thx v much for posting that weblink. that website has so much lovely tech info, it gives me the fizz added to favs
bedroom wallpaper pics thereManx Classic 2015
Well April has been an gone again & was the usual fun 3 days. Person best times set again which I was very happy with however I carnt help think the ITB's do need trumpets to get the best from them. A few pics below & a few more to follow. Day 3 started very wet which was fun to say the least
Maybe big changes inset for next year , im not sure but with a view to rebuild the 4.4 : 1 gearbox up with a suitable diff to be able to attend a few track days in the UK it might be a busy year.
Heres a vid of the fastest run from day one, lost a lot of time with fluffed gear changes & a 4 wheel lock up into the chicane haha (see if you can spot it)