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Old 02-12-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default carpet/asphalt oil weight

why does it differ so much? like a average oil weight for asphalt is like 35 but a average for carpet is more like 60wt! its just a diffrent surface why do you need to that much more heavier of a shock oil?
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carpet is much higher grip then asphalt. the heavier oil weight combined with stiffer springs compensates for this...
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so the car has very little up and down movement? what keeps the car from just barrel rolling and high speed turns?
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the fact that the car is stiffer (ie has less traction) keeps it from traction rolling. Setting up a car to soft on carpet will cause it to traction roll.
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But remember, TOO stiff will cause the car to skitter. It's unlikely given that most parts are tuned to avoid this, but if you set it up for carpet and try it on an asphalt track, you'll see more than a little of this.
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Carpet tracks are generally much smoother than an asphalt track. This also allows for a heavier oil on carpet.

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