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Set ups that can preserve tire

Old 04-28-2021, 08:06 AM
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Will like to know what you will do to preserve/lengthen life span of touring car tires(rubber tires, 13.5 blinky), especially the fronts?


I know using thicker shock oil may help. What else?


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Old 04-28-2021, 08:40 AM
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0 degrees of toe
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:17 AM
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0 degrees of toe
I think my car just traction rolled reading that
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:55 AM
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Limit scrubbing of the fronts by using less steering lock and being smoother with steering input overall.
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Not running a spool, instead a diff with thick fluid?
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Not running a spool, instead a diff with thick fluid?
This definitely helps preserve dcj's and Cvd's, when the diff can move a little it can prevent twisting.
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:38 AM
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^Which means that the tyre it is attached to can move about more freely as well, meaning less scrub and less tyre wear.

Seeing that you are only running 13.5, you could experiment with less downforce, that would also reduce tyre wear. But this can also backfire quite spectacularly....
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:34 PM
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I'm going to try less front caster, less ride height split this weekend and see what happens.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:50 AM
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I increased the front shock oil by about 200cst.


Decreased front caster from 4 to 2 degrees.


I can see a noticeable improvement on tire life and yet not too much difference on the performance of the car.



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