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.
What Is Toe? Toe is the angle between each wheel with relation to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle. It is usually measured when the car is static and is measured either in degrees or in millimetres. If it is measured by distance then it is usually the difference in
What Is Bump Steer? Bump steer is a change in the steering angle of the wheel when the wheel is in bump or droop without turning of the steering wheel or lateral movement in the steering rack. This is due to the arc patterns of the wishbones and the steering
Types of Suspension Systems There are many types of suspension systems used within motorsport; the most common being a spring and damper set up. The popularity of the spring and damper set up is mostly due to its compact size and its easy, fast and direct tune-ability. There are multiple
Ackermann Steering Geometry In order for a car to turn smoothly, the inside wheel must travel on a smaller radii arc than the outer wheel allowing the car to turn. This is achieved by the inside wheel turning more than the outside wheel. This concept is known as Ackermann steering