If you have total toe-in for the rear set at 1.5mm ….. that is way too low.
I'm sure Alex got the recommended alignment track specs for the V6 Exige from Allen at VSA and he would have recommended 1.5mm per side.
That may be an issue, esp on liftof. But power on oversteer, not using he outer third seesm like shocks to me. If the rear roll bar was adjustable thats where I would start, but its not. adjustable.
Will be back at track next thu with fresh tires(the old ones have corded on the inner part) and will fiddle with shocks to see how even we get tire wear.
Allen also wants a pic of the old rear tire.
Persoanly I think the Nitrons on this car suck, they are not progressive so you risk making hem too hard intialy in order to not have them fall off too far under load.
I could attribute a lot of this to my lack of skill, but Elivan is the fastest man in the east and he was impressed i could drive the car as well as I did given how it is.
Yeah after the shock fiddle this winter well look at tire wear and adjust accordingly. I also want more negative toe in front to enable turn in.
Seems like the right setup is -1.5 per toe per side front and +1.5 per side rear. With -2.4 camber up front the tires indicate we could use a bit more negative camber. At the rear with -2,4 we are not using the outer 1/3, so the theory is were not getting enough roll at the rear, ie try softer compression and or less rebound.
Once these tires are used up in about 2-3 days its our winter and well adjust accordingly, Alex thinks the rear can use a little more ride height too. Its all a work in progress.
Meanwhile in imporved braking alone I gained 2 secs per lap at Monticello. Dont know how that would translate at the Glen but as I was running a 2.11 on 8 heat cylced tires before seems like breaking 2.10 should be doable now as is. Get the rear workign properly and the driver(me) improved and who knows, once 2'10 falls then its 2.07 and then 2.05.
So yeah sort the suspension for next year, then year after gearing. All fun.
Meanwhile I am absolutely loving the car, its just plain fun to drive and even with things subotimal its not mean. Plus I can feel so much raw potetial in it, its very much growth for me to recalibrate my brain and ability up to the cars.
My Elise which i drove on track for 6 years i think i knew pretty well. At the Glen it was a 2.19 car and at MMc 2.46 so same driver 7 secs per lap faster in the exige and there is clearly much more to go.