04-20-2004, 05:56 PM
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Now to be more specific-I ran the car with arms flat on the chassis and 4 degree caster blocks and stock ackermann. Shocks out two holes in front and all the way out in rear. The track was 60'x 30 or so- a little bullring of a track.
The base set-up i ran was with long rear camber link and short front.
Car was not too bad, but was overrotating on exit. I took down the dual rate quite bit to smooth out the car and it did improve. Next I tried shortening the rear link on the hub only. I went back out and car stayed flatter in the corners in the back and this lack of roll made the car feel more consistent.
It had a lot of ow speed cornering and high speed as well. Its ability to transition right and left and go through 180's was unreal. I felt like i could take 180's at a very high rate of speed. I also stood the front shock up one hole and that seemed to tame the squaring up on exit problem.
As this set-up was rather aggressive-perfect for this little track-I wanted to simulate the feel, but make it easier to drive on BIG tracks and went with a long front camber link. Very much to my suprise I picked up a HUGE mid corner push that carried the push to the exit. To get it to turn on exit I had to hold the steering at full lock beyond the apex and it was both sloppy to drive like that and even harder to be consistent.
I called RB Love about this push and he suggested putting pro-squat or ant-squat in the rear. I used pro-squat and car now carried the line from start to end, wasnt aggressive at all and looked ot be going as fast on exit as mid-corner. This was too much to believe so i took the pro-squat out and car pushed like mad again.
Very good day to learn about the Pro4.
My conclusions are if your running on a tight carpet high bite track, run short front and rear camber links. Car will turn on a dime and go left right like a whip.
If your running on a larger track, try a long front camber link, but put the pro-squat in the back.
Can anyoneback-this up or refute it?