Originally Posted by asw7576
"More droop will give more responsive steering"
Do you refer to front droop or rear droop ?
Down travel (or droop) is how far the suspension drops below when raised from ride height, before the tires leaves the ground. If you set a car on the ground, push it down a few times to settle the suspension, then begin to slowly pick up one end of the car, youíll notice that the tires will stay on the ground for a little bit before they come up. This is droop.. Adjusting droop can greatly affect the way your car handles.
As you increase your front droop you will smooth the car going into the turn, and gain steering on the exit of the turn.
As you decrease your front droop your car will initiate the turn quicker but will have less steering coming out of the turn. The car will also have a more responsive feel.
For the rear, as you increase the droop your car will gain more side bite and traction.
As you decrease the rear droop, you car will become more responsive and will have less side bite, but giving you more steering.
Normally on low bite tracks such as parking lots you will find more droop will increase traction and hook your car up. On high bite tracks you will find that less droop will help keep the car flatter and increase corner speed and lap times.
If you need a little bit more steering on power, or in the middle of the turn , add a little more droop to the front suspension. If you want a little bit more rear traction in the middle of the turn, reduce the amount of droop in the front or increase the amount of droop in the rear.
While rear droop should always be more than front droop, always be careful not to put more than 3mm of droop in the rear as it will diminish the carís handling ability.