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Old 10-20-2009, 02:11 PM
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Infact if im not mistaken the reason for traction rolling is too much grip in the first place :P

My understanding of physics makes me think that traction rolling is a different matter altogether.

The way i see it traction rolling is the result of centrifugal forces effectively acting on the side of the car and effectively pivoting the car around its outside wheels.

Although ive never tried it, this would mean that if weight is reducing traction rolling then and your car only traction rolls through right hand corners, it would be more effective placing weight on the right side of the car (and down low) to generate a greater counter moment to that created by the centrifugal forces.

Dont know if that makes sense to anyone else out there or not.

Ive heard people say that minis arent exactly most balanced cars left to right in the first place **SHRUG**
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