Quickfix Guide Pt 2

Continued details from part 1 of Aaron’s quickfix guide which you can see HERE

Erratic Braking:

soften front springs/shocks

even out front springs/shocks

Ride Height details:

Too low a ride height could cause the car to bottom out..

The higher the RF ride height the tighter the car will be.

The higher the REAR ride heights, the more drag on the straight-aways, but the better the rear will stick in the corners.

A higher LF will tighten the chassis.

A higher LR will loosen the chassis.

A higher RR will tighten the chassis.

A higher LR lowers the RF and may cause the RF of the chassis to drag.

General Oversteer

more front sway bar

less rear sway bar

decrease wheel lock

lower rear shocks

raise front tire pressure

more cross weight

move rear weight forward

Lower rear tire pressure

General Understeer

less front sway bar

more rear sway bar

increase wheel lock

raise rear shocks

lower front tire pressure

less cross weight

move rear weight back

raise rear tire pressure

SHOCK COMPRESSION:
The stiffer the FRONT shocks, (higher the number) the tighter the car will be when braking.
The softer the FRONT shocks, (lower the number) the looser the car will be when braking.

The stiffer the REAR shocks, (higher the number) the looser the car will be under acceleration.
The softer the REAR shocks, (lower the number) the tighter the car will be under acceleration.

SHOCK REBOUND:
The stiffer the FRONT shocks, (higher the number) the tighter the car will be under acceleration.
The softer the FRONT shocks, (lower the number) the looser the car will be under acceleration.

The stiffer the REAR shocks, (higher the number) the looser the car will be under braking.
The softer the REAR shocks, (lower the number) the tighter the car will be under braking.

Shock details:
RF

  • Higher compression will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower compression will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Higher rebound will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower rebound will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Overall stiffer RF shock will tighten chassis, weaker will loosen it.

RR

  • Higher compression will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower compression will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Higher rebound will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower rebound will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Overall stiffer RR shock will loosen chassis, weaker will tighten it.

LF

  • Higher compression will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower compression will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Higher rebound will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower rebound will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Overall stiffer LF shock will loosen chassis, weaker will tighten it.

LR

  • Higher compression will loosen the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Lower compression will tighten the chassis accelerating out of a corner.
  • Higher rebound will loosen the chassis entering a corner.
  • Lower rebound will tighten the chassis entering a corner.
  • Overall stiffer LR shock will tighten chassis, weaker will loosen it.

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One thought on “Quickfix Guide Pt 2

  1. Mike Dela Cruz Reply

    Wow this is very informative! Nice work explaining this to us man! I didn’t know that I’ve been doing some of it wrong.

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