Wow guys, great info!
I've had my head in the dirt/offroad lately but did run both Open (F103 foam for me) and the Realistic F104 rubber classes at the Season Opener of the UF1 Summer Series.
Managed wins in both classes in the 2nd and final A mains that day with the help of the truly quickest guys in each class having some issues similar to what I had in the first rounds.
I did manage to qualify 2nd in both classes tho so at least the car was up to it.
Anyway I noticed all of the different setups and results of the last posts and just have to say, partially joking but still that:
SET UP IS OVERRATED
Seriously though, when all is said and done, stiff/soft or even no springs, heavy/light oils or even no shock, ride heights, weight etc., the first and last word is tires and doping.
After finding the absolute best tire combo possible and you've tested and tuned your ass off, you are at the mercy of the dope process.
Dope = traction additive and "anti-traction" additive, CA Glue.
If you're spinning out, less dope or even CA the fronts.
Need steering, sauce more up front.
I think, simple as that, you know what I mean cuz nothing is really that simple.
That's what it took/takes to get me settled down no matter what or where I run, carpet or asphalt.
All the little stuff is just that, noticeable but still little stuff.