I agree but some of the fun is tinkering and then driving.Patricko said:It seems that there are more questions than answers and that is a bit worrying...
The $2,500 for the Sports Pack seems to be very good value at this point.
Until the car does something you did not expect because it is not setup correctly and you put your new Elise in a ditchhuggy bear said:I agree but some of the fun is tinkering and then driving.
BTW I got LSS.
Yes you are correct he did more than one stupid thing.Stan said:>>>Until the car does something you did not expect because it is not setup correctly and you put your new Elise in a ditch<<<
I don't think this was a car set up problem per se. It looks like extremely poor judgement first of all combined with a likely driving error. Driving very, very high speeds on the street in a residential area is not a good idea. For the car to have wound up where it did in the way that it did the young man was NOT doing 25 MPH.
Stan said:>>>There seems to be a difference of opinions here. Hopefully, I'll be able to verify on wednesday with a smart camber gauge and take out the coils and investigate. As far as why I care about this, how's the tire wear on the track. I'll be able to get pyrometer readings nextmonth but I'm looking for a good starting point. It's ridiculous how little camber is available in the front. What do they do with the Exige cup cars? I can't imagine -.8 being enough to optimize the contact patch.<<<
Camber changes will never totally match theory due to things like rubber bushings, uneven ground during casual measurements. But if you yank two 1 mm shims you should achieve somewhere near the expected amount of change. I think they give the guideline as a starting point, you should always measure the actual.
Our double a-arm suspension has a useful camber curve. On the Cup cars they have a much lower static ride height so they can achieve more static camber. That is the suspension gains negative camber as it is compressed. Lotus generally tunes the Elise to run out of front grip first.