LAC: Wow! Tire Pressure!
porter_t_dog at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 31 15:31:58 EDT 2006
The thing about adjusting balance with tire pressure is that the graph of
grip vs. pressure is a bell curve with an optimum point somewhere in the
center. If you're underinflated compared to optimum, more air will increase
grip. If you're already past that point, more air will decrease grip
Absent a good penetration pyrometer, a lackey or minion to operation the
test gear, and a closed circuit all we mortals can do is experiment to try
and find the best balance. I tend to run the front of my 4kq a little
softer than the rear; my other car is a turbo miata and I *like* oversteer
>From: "Jason Kohls" <jasonkohls at gmail.com>
>To: "SuffolkD at aol.com" <SuffolkD at aol.com>
>CC: hypereutectic1 at gmail.com, quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: LAC: Wow! Tire Pressure!
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 11:45:05 -0400
>Can anybody confirm these numbers? I've heard the contrary (higher
>pressure rear == less understeer):
>On 7/31/06, SuffolkD at aol.com <SuffolkD at aol.com> wrote:
> > Sweet!
> > -Scott
> > In a message dated 7/31/2006 11:27:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > ekellock at gmail.com writes:
> > Except that the max rating on the tire is clearly defined as max cold
> > pressure.
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