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Old 12-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hey guys, please give me some advise about wet condition setting of touring car. Soft spring?light damper oil? My only experience of racing in the rain was ended with a lot of roll which looked like traction roll but I have no idea how to deal with it.it seems heavy damped track offers even more traction , the car was likely been dragged by water, very strange feeling. please let's get wet
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Hey guys, please give me some advise about wet condition setting of touring car. Soft spring?light damper oil? My only experience of racing in the rain was ended with a lot of roll which looked like traction roll but I have no idea how to deal with it.it seems heavy damped track offers even more traction , the car was likely been dragged by water, very strange feeling. please let's get wet
If the track has puddles etc. then you risk traction rolling, make the track width of the car as wide as possible and run your dry springs.
If it's damp, make the car very soft and flexible, lower the front roll centres and raise the rear roll centres etc.

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skiddins, what tyres are you using?
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Thanks skiddins, I know thats you britsh fellow"s style. about widen the width of the car, do you mean just widen the wheel hex or change the suspension holder ?
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Doesn't every piece of steel in your car rust like hell if you do this? I'm thinking bearings siezed, every steel screw that's screwed into aluminum will weld itself in there, and things like that? Do you need to do full tear downs immediately after wet racing?
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Back in the day I ran nitro TC in the rain and had no issues with rust.
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Doesn't every piece of steel in your car rust like hell if you do this? I'm thinking bearings siezed, every steel screw that's screwed into aluminum will weld itself in there, and things like that? Do you need to do full tear downs immediately after wet racing?
I spray all the metal parts with WD40 after a wet race meeting. I do this with the car assembled as I'm too lazy to completely strip it after every wet race. Then just wipe off the excess.

And my wet cars are built with stainless screws which won't rust.
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