I'm new to carpet racing and picked up a 008' EU to run in VTA. All of my experience is on Dirt Oval so I'm on a pretty steep learning curve with the touring car stuff right now.
Right now I'm trying to understand the methodology behind your ride height settings. I have to believe that there is an optimal suspension "angle" for each of the different set-ups. For example...as a foam tire wears and you readjust your ride height back to your baseline, doesn't the change to your roll centers, etc. affect the car more than the tire OD change did? I guess I'm really interested at the extreme of VTA tires. Mine measure 66mm, so my thinking is I need to be at 1.5mm above the kit setup of 5mm ride height, which is with 63mm rubber tires. Or should I stay with the 5mm height...or 5mm and reajust arm angles to be closer to the kit angles?
I understand the theories and mechanics of chassis/suspension design. Just curious what everyone is really doing. I've mapped out some of the roll center changes at the two ride heights and it's a pretty big difference IMHO. Is the lower ride height going to be a bigger advantage than the loss of optimal suspension design?
I guess with more time I can try the different set-ups myself...but I know you guys already have the answer...
Thanks for any direction,