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Re: Stupid question (more) (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on April 23, 1999 at 17:31:09:

In Reply to: Stupid question (more) posted by Yella on April 23, 1999 at 13:03:33:

: Since all the ramps to freeways and exits from freeways are to the right(atleast in Nor Cal), does it put more stress on one side of the suspension that the other. How about the tires? I drive pretty aggresively on the ramps and exits. Does this have any long term effects? I wish there are some left turn ramps and exits, so that I can be a better driver. Here in SF bay area we have a lot of loops which makes driving my 99M3 a lot of fun.

on a turn most of the turning forces will be placed on the outside of the outside tire (ie a right turn will put most of the stress on the outside of the left tire)...the track i run at has 3of the 4 fastest turns being left handers, this made the outside edge of the right tire wear faster than the inside, the left tire wore the same way but not as fast....i didn't swap the tires soon enough so i corded the right tire (stupid me should have swapped the tires last week, i would have gotten at least 2 more weekends out of the tires if not 3)

the best way to be a better driver and since you live in california, the best way to fix :) this situation is hit the great tracks you have out there (Laguna Seca, Sears Point, Buttonwillow, Thunderhill, etc)


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