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Hi, what would you change if from your racing settings you will need to go to a wet race.

or what would be the wet race settings if it will be a wet race all day.

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How wet?
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Use a rubber tire carpet setup... Soft Shocks, Soft Springs, Soft Tires. Low Roll Centers.


It doesn't really matter if the surface is wet or dry, you just need to develop more grip, and a softer setup makes more mechanical traction.


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should the height or the links position be something to change.
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Originally Posted by Nuno Gancho
should the height or the links position be something to change.
Hmm, I might raise the ride a bit if you run softer springs. It would allow it to roll over more due to softer springs, without scraping the ground.
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Originally Posted by Nuno Gancho
Hi, what would you change if from your racing settings you will need to go to a wet race.

or what would be the wet race settings if it will be a wet race all day.

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Will it be cold, will there be puddles and standing water or just slippery?

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If it standing water you might even consider a treaded tire like the hpi x patterns in the pro compounds. Otherwise you might hydro on puddles.
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I would also try to get more steering. A ball-/geardiff in front is worth several tenth a lap. Also you might consider the VTEC D20 wet rubber tire (if allowed). This will give you easily 1-2 seconds advantage on a 18s lap in comparison to a standard rubber tire for dry conditions.
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If it standing water you might even consider a treaded tire like the hpi x patterns in the pro compounds. Otherwise you might hydro on puddles.
For wet weather racing there are wet specific tyres from several manufacturers. They all have a tread designed for water dispersion, but more importantly are a much softer rubber compound than any tyre designed for dry running. Shimizu D01J wet tyre is the tyre of choice in the UK.
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Originally Posted by terry.sc
For wet weather racing there are wet specific tyres from several manufacturers. They all have a tread designed for water dispersion, but more importantly are a much softer rubber compound than any tyre designed for dry running. Shimizu D01J wet tyre is the tyre of choice in the UK.
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on my wet car (t4) i have softened everything up and removed the roll bars,ive only had one run in greasy conditions and the rear is planted but it had to much understeer,so a change to the settings and now im waiting for some more wet weather to test again
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