susp set up


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Put simply, if you have a soft spring more weight goes through the spring than a stiff one. When you shorten a spring you also stiffen it. If you do this one side more than the other than you can balance the forces on the corners of a car so they are equal. Looking up at my previous comment, this is why the lotus esprit leans with only one person in it. as it needs 80kg in the passenger seat.

By balancing your corner weights you have the same level of static grip through each tyre. This is a good point to start fiddling with your dynamic grip.

It can get a bit more complex but I have work to do and even though talking about suspension is far more interesting, I need to go home before tomorrow starts!!