Hey Cristian, thanks for your help, you are a hard man to reach this days
Hope everything is well with you and your family.
Originally Posted by CristianTabush
Alberto, why are you lacking pace? Is the car losing steering? Are the tires wearing out too much? Are they too soft?
I think a lot has to do with your tire prep. Especially with such a large drop. Which types of additives are allowed?
Tires might be to soft, but the the LRP 30X is the spec tyre for the whole season. What I feel is a general lack of grip. On the second pack, off power on corner insertion the car sort of slides on all 4 wheels, but this is OK and manageable, where I'm really loosing time is traction coming out of the corners. I have to be really careful not to get the rear end out. The car is more or less balanced, what it lacks is rear traction I guess...
As for additives, we can only use odorless ones.
What would you try regarding tyre prep under these conditions?
If your tires are getting hot, you can always increase the oil weight in the shocks and soften the springs for subsequent runs. 30's are pretty soft for such hot weather, so the heavier oil with lighter springs will help with tire overheating. This will always be a challenge with the tires, until the temps go down. I think that maybe a softer spring set-up with the heavier oil and less droop will help you be easier on tires and you will maybe be able to get a little extra grip. This approach is what is typically used when control tires are too soft.
Your toe should be within 3-3.7 degrees most of the time. More rear toe will however make your tires wear harder.
I will have that in mind next time I go practice... I will try and change only the rear, and then balance the front accordingly.
When tires wear, they usually steer less for me. What typically would work for me with the tc6 was to start at the 7b ackerman position on the first run and after that I would go to 7c to increase the lost steering after that first run. This adjustment would typically help me get about 1/2 the time that i would lose from the tires not being new anymore.
This was the behavior I was having with my previous setup's, in case you remember I was contemplating a front diff to get more steering. And the ackerman tip I had already used it before with good results
. Back then I would completly ruin the front tires in the first run, and then I had to deal with understeer, but with this new setup the tires look like they are wearing very evenly.
Tips for tyre prep for the LRP 30X anyone?