10-25-2006, 03:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Carpet v's Asphalt Towers....
I have the asphalt version of the EC which mainly runs outside on tarmac etc. I have recently changed the shock towers to the carpet version (removing the risers at the same time), mainly on the advice of some of the team drivers etc.
I have to say I didn't notice a huge difference.
As it come towards winter I am now starting some carpet racing, tight and more open depending on the venue.
Surely if the top deck is now lower (due to the removal of the risers) the torsional rigidity is now reduced, would it be worth trying the car with the top deck raised up using 2mm shims etc so it's exactly the same height as it was with the risers etc.
Would I be better off going back to the asphalt towers for carpet?
I know some people have used the asphalt towers but still removed the risers, doesn't this mean the camber link has too steep an angle.
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