Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shakedown

Since we had a horrible Round 1 at Long Beach, our RS-R team decided to have a day set up for me to practice and get familiar with the car.

What we found out was pretty funny.

Going back to last year, we had little power to keep the tires spinning so we increased the rear tire pressure (up to about 65-70psi) on our Toyo Tires Proxes R1-R.

The front were mildly set at 45psi.

This was the best set up for last year becuase first of all, the power band was really narrow and secondly, our tiny motor had little power in our little power band.
So after the season ended, the RS-R team worked on the front suspension to gain more traction. They didnt touch the rear because we had already worked on the rear section midseason.
This year, we have roughly 100hp more and a sh*t load of more torque. I think VVTI was the best creation from toyota. the outcome?
watch the video in the previous post where I spin out.

So during testing, we tested different tire pressures using the same Toyo Proxes R1-R and came to the conclusion that our tire pressure set up was really off. First we focused the rear by lowering the pressures. It was best for our car to run lower tire pressures. Now, the tires smoke a lot more and have the traction the R1-Rs are known for.

We also messed with the alignment on the front and now the car feels much better. I actually have steering feedback now! =)
Here is the video from the test session. We were also testing the new chase cam in our car so enjoy!


-Ken

2 Comments:

Anonymous Benson said...

looks promising!! get that car running good and make us 4 banger owners proud!

April 29, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger K. Gushi said...

HAHA 4 bangers! woooord.

but im leaning towards the straight 6s. those sound much beefier.

=(

May 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

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