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Old 10-13-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default Noob question abt suspension and tires...

to maintain the same levels of grip with a car on harder tires will require softening of the suspension and the opposite is true for a car with soft tires right?

so the question is is there any difference between a hard sus/soft tires setup and soft sus/hard tires setup?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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It's not just the tire compound that determines the needed spring rate. It's total grip which is a combination of tires and track surface.

If you are running soft tires it is usually because the track is slick which means you need soft suspension as well. As traction comes up you may need to go to a harder tire. If traction really comes up (someone just sprayed VHT all over the track) then it's time to go harder on the springs as well.

That's just a bit of general theory. Every car/driver/track is a bit different.
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