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Old 02-20-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default How can I tell if Im racing on a "high-bite" track?

I've been racing at the same asphalt track for about a year and a half now so its really all I know. But how can you tell if its high, medium or low bite? Is there such thing as low-bite carpet? The track I race on is sealed asphalt, so I'm pretty sure its at least medium-bite.
What I'm really trying to ask is, what is the distinction between traction ratings, and how does one classify a track's traction?

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Old 02-20-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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Oh yea, and how does the car set-up change for the varrying amounts of traction at different tracks?
I'm not a noob, Ive just only raced at one place......im loyal like that
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I consider high bite as in cars traction rolling. And too much bite when everyone is traction rolling.
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Pretty much. If you see alot of racers flipping because they have too much grip, then that's definitely what I call a high-bite track, while if many are spinning out alot, &/or can't get their cars to turn because the whole car is sliding outside in a corner, that's a low-bite track, & medium-bites ones are, well, somewhere in the middle. And as for how a car's setup changes for those kinds of conditions, most of what has to be done is use softer tires for low-bite surfaces, or harder tires for high-bite ones, & you can also see people using thicker shock oil & harder shock springs on hig-bite, & thinner oil & softer springs on low-bite ones(& there are plenty of other adjustments to try, but those are the biggest)....
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