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#1 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2019 3:21:50 PM(UTC)
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on the w-link with the 3 hold paddle, how do the different holes affect the roll center? lets say I am in the bottom hole and move to the top hole (lowering the w-link), which way does that move the roll center?
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#2 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2019 3:43:45 PM(UTC)
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That will move the roll center down which will tighten the car.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:29:19 AM(UTC)
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Thanks. I was wondering because I want to experiment with my set up, and I could use your insight. I run wingless, and it seems most people at the track I race lower their car compared to running with a wing. I understand lowering it is better because it prevents weight transfer when cornering, but it also prevents weight transfer from front to rear under acceleration. I want to try to raise my car a decent amount, so that coming off the turn more weight will transfer to the rear and I'll have more forward bite coming off the turn. The down side is then through the turn, more weight will transfer to the RR making it loose. But what if I also use the top hole on the w-link (lowering the w link) which will move the roll center down. So even though the car is higher, the lower roll center will cancel out the affect of adding RR weight in the corner, and then I still get all the benefits of the additional forward bite. It sounds simple enough, but I'm just curious on your thoughts on what else I should consider with this experiment.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:41:02 AM(UTC)
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Your thought process is all correct! Well done. You understand and apply the theory better than 95% of the racers. Thanks for learning.
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