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I Lift Inside Front Tire. . . (archive)

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Posted by Chris in Atlanta on August 02, 2000 at 14:19:09:

In Reply to: but the car's turning RIGHT..... posted by David on August 02, 2000 at 11:45:10:

. . . in tight turns when accelerating. My M Roadster isn't as stiff as the Coupe, but I suspect that this is a suspension issue only. Again, my Dinan front bar is set to max.


My earlier point was that a slightly stiffer front may not lift the inside front wheel more if the roll center is low enough. If this is correct, the body won't shift outward so much, so there may be LESS overall weight transfer to the outside tire if the inside tread gets better grip. I'm not sure this is correct, but it makes sense to me and it's theoretically possible. I don't know how far the body unit can move laterally on our coupes during hard cornering, but it looks to me like it could be significant.

Tire temps and photographs are a good way to find out. Of course, lap times mean something, too!





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