Folks at the track calling you Droopy? Maybe it's your suspension, not your disposition. Should you have more droop? Less? Read on for the answers!
Everyone's favorite Aussie gearhead explains the fundamentals of weight transfer in racing and how it can be used to increase traction or change the front-to-rear relative traction while cornering. In Part 2, he covers roll center and how it contributes to cornering relative to shock springs and shock oil & pistons. A must watch for all tuners!
Here's an intro to the effect of ride height, that is how far the chassis is from the ground at rest. Learn how being a lowrider can help you on some tracks but hurt on others.
Track width measures the distance from the wheel on one side to the wheel on the other. Learn how it can affect handling here.
Compare the viscosities of various brands of shock oil, including Associated, Losi/TLR, Mugen, Flash Point, Kyosho, Hudy, Yokomo, and more.
Learn why you might want your shocks either standing upward more, or angled down more.
Learn about Ackermann and Bumpsteer, how to adjust them, why you might want some bump in your steering, and how both settings affect a car's handling.
Roll center describes how your car rolls in the turns. Here's a quick primer on what it is and how you can use it to tune your car.
What is caster, and what's kickup, and what's the difference? Learn the basics here, and see how they affect your car's handling.
How does the distance between the lower suspension pivots affect handling? Read on.
More and more cars come with adjustments for arm length these days. Learn how arm length affects handling.
Lighter springs? Heavier springs? Low-frequency springs? Figure out what to try next here, so you can spring into action.
Camber links may seem simple, but they offer a wide range of settings on most cars, particularly off-road cars, so it's important to understand whether you should be adjusting the rod length, ball stud locations, or ball stud spacers.
We all know that that we have to tune our diffs, but why would you want to change the height? This quick overview explains how it impacts your car's handling.
Mostly focused on changing the roll center, pivot height is a setting that more and more cars now support with suspension mount inserts.
Learn how shocks pistons and oil affect your damping, and how all that adds up to affect handling. Hopefully it's not too...shocking.
A minor setting, trail can be used to affect how aggressive your steering feels. If you keep changing your trail setting, is it trail mix?
How does the distance between the front and rear axles affect handling? And how does moving the rear axle differ from moving the front? Read on!