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Old 03-10-2018, 05:54 AM
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Thank you Rob King. Something you wrote awhile back changed my car from dog poop to absolute gold.

I lowered my front roll center by moving the knuckles higher up on the king pin. Car doesn't push any more and I knocked off a full second from lap times.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by xevias
Thank you Rob King. Something you wrote awhile back changed my car from dog poop to absolute gold.

I lowered my front roll center by moving the knuckles higher up on the king pin. Car doesn't push any more and I knocked off a full second from lap times.
RobK should start his own thread on F1 he knows his stuff and I use his info a lot. And his blog
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:23 AM
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Where would one find this blog?
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mleemor60
Where would find this blog?
Im trying to remember, rc.F1.blog
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by texastc
Im trying to remember, rc.F1.blog
Unfortunately he doesn't post as often as he used to.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
Has anyone tried the Gravity premounts on gray carpet?


I'll be giving my personal car a shakedown run on Wednesday with them, but wanted to hear from some of you guys as well.
They are predictable, but a bit slower than CRCs. They are a bit stiffer in the sidewall and it was cold when I ran them. I really liked them and need more time to get used to them.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064
They are predictable, but a bit slower than CRCs. They are a bit stiffer in the sidewall and it was cold when I ran them. I really liked them and need more time to get used to them.
How long did it take you to break them in? it's been years since I've run a formula car, and while I'm probably off on setup, it was a HANDFUL to drive.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:40 AM
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is everyone running at least 1* toe out?
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
How long did it take you to break them in? it's been years since I've run a formula car, and while I'm probably off on setup, it was a HANDFUL to drive.
It took a few packs honestly to completely get rid of the shine and get a nice even run in surface. You may want to scuff them with a scotch brite pad or something mildly abrasive.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by phatboislim
is everyone running at least 1* toe out?
Total toe??????? Yes. Im just under .5 per side.
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I'm currently running 2.5 degrees of toe out and I've seen MUCH more!! This seemed to stabilize the car in the straight and ALSO gave me more turn in at high speed!! BOTH of which I never seem to have enough!! I DON'T want to have to run drag brake--as If I can get the car to ROLL the corner--it's faster! Drag brake I only use as a LAST resort for turn in!! FWIW
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Sounds like an easy car to pass under brakes!
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Too much exclamation points.
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Originally Posted by ixlr8nz
Sounds like an easy car to pass under brakes!
If you're braking--you're going slower---no pass!
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Originally Posted by Tim Neja
If you're braking--you're going slower---no pass!
Brakes only slow you down! Until you break.... then you go nowhere.
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