Many people have coilovers installed on their car to improve their handling and performance but are not setting them up correctly and can have many handing issues due to setting them up incorrectly.
Simulation racing is a growing sport and the increasing complexity of the games means that they are now very close to real life racing. They offer multiple set up alteration options which change the vehicle dynamics as they would on your very own car. They are a great way to
Tyres are a very important feature of vehicle set up. This is because they are the only point of contact that your car has to the surface it is driving on. Therefore, all of your set up, corner balancing, driving techniques and coilover choices come down to the four contact
We are proud to announce that Suspension Secrets is now the title sponsor of the Vision Motorsport Engineering Novice Racing Driver Competition. It is very rare within Motorsport for an opportunity to come along that allows someone with potential, but without the funding, to compete in a full race series.
We caught up with Paul O’Connell recently, a driver in Ireland taking the racing scene by storm in his awesome Red Bull liveried Dallara World Series Nissan V6 single seater race car. Being a long time Suspension Secrets follower he was keen to share some technical information on his extremely
You’ve probably seen the World Time Attack Audi R8 from team R8 1:1 in Finland on social media by now. It has become quite a hit due to its huge aero and the incredible suspension system that has been designed into it. We had to find out more so organised an interview with the team manager of Team R8 1:1; Mikko Ahola.
We spend a lot of time writing about suspension and different tips and tricks to achieving a great set up to make you and your car as fast as possible around the track. However, a suspension set up can often only be as good as the tyres used. This is because the aim of a perfect set up is to deliver excellent dynamic feedback to the driver as well as getting the most out of the tyre in order to generate the highest amount of grip as possible.
For those that are not familiar with drifting, it is a motorsport in which the car must maintain constant and fluid oversteer between a series of corners on a circuit whilst hitting certain clipping zones on circuit and having as much proximity with the other car as possible. A good set up can go a long way in keeping the car sliding and providing a fluid, predictable transition.
If you have taken your car to a circuit you will be very familiar with understeer and oversteer. The two enemies of good lap times even if one of them is quite fun! Understeer is when the front of your car washes out towards the outside of the corner giving a lack of steering feel and pushing the car wide. Oversteer is when the back of the car swings out to the outside of the circuit, rotating the car and making it slide to the outside of the corner.
Who is Lindsay Rice? Lindsay Rice is a dedicated and passionate 26 year old race car driver, from Mississauga Ontario in Canada. She currently races in the US and Canada in GT racing. We decided to have a chat with her and ask some questions to find out a bit
Two questions we are asked frequently by our followers are:” Is it worth spending more money on coilovers for my track car?” and “What is the difference between cheap, mid-range and expensive coilovers?” They are two very good questions as prices in the coilover market can vary from £200 for
When we left Bobby he had created a custom front suspension system, stripped the car back to its bare bones and lowered the car on some new BC Racing coilovers. Now, a few weeks further down the line, Bobby has been busy with the rear suspension system fully redesigned as
The geometry at the rear of a motorbike is slightly less complex than that of cars due to one main linkage connecting the rear wheel to the chassis in the form of the rear swing arm. The main aspect of rear geometry that affects the handling, response and feedback of the bike is anti-squat geometry. Squat is the amount that the rear suspension compresses vertically under acceleration conditions.
We had a chat with the guys at BAC Mono who, if you don’t already know, create an single seater supercar called the BAC Mono. It is renowned for its handling capabilities and the pure driving pleasure that it delivers due to the lightweight and ultra-responsive chassis. We thought we
Interior Strip Down The first stage of most race car builds when starting with a road car is to strip out all of the unnecessary weight. Bobby’s build was no different as he took to the interior of the Mitsubishi Eclipse, pulling out everything in sight except for the door
Anti-squat, anti-dive and anti-lift geometry which will be referred to as “anti-geometry” when discussing them as a whole is a form of geometry at the front and rear wheels that alters and controls the amount that a car will compress the springs due to acceleration, deceleration or braking conditions.
Due to motorbikes having 2 wheels instead of 4, they have significantly less geometry to think about. However, the geometry that they do have is adjustable and affects the handling of the bike in a big way. The geometry categories are split into front geometry and rear geometry. This section
Throughout this series of posts we are following an avid enthusiast and Suspension Secrets reader, Bobby Gould, as he builds his first ever time attack car using nothing but his own two hands and online resources to create a competitive race car. A lot of thought and effort has been