Beautiful color, of course, ha , and nice mods. Bet you are having a great time with it in TT3 and I am envious of where you get to run the White Stallion. My two absolute favorite tracks in the US are Utah Motorsports Park ( Miller just sounds better , though) and Road Atlanta. There are plenty of others that I really enjoy , but getting to run the entire 4+ mile track is really at hoot there in the high desert close to the Great Salt Lake. Looks to me like it is time to cage and thanks for posting the machine , she is a quality clone!
What pads are you running?
Do you have a torque arm or watts?
Tell us more about how the spin happened - where at on the track; straight-line braking, trail braking, front locked, rear locked, etc.
Sounds like the rear started hopping a bit from lockup.
I'd look into raybestos ST47F/43R.
This would be true only if the Cortex SLA front suspension has the same motion ratio as the factory McStruts. I think @Fabman has the Cortex SLA front end, so he may have input on spring rates.I would have to think the front springs are a bit too high for the car, but that is just based on my car and some of the other Bosses/S197s I have driven
This would be true only if the Cortex SLA front suspension has the same motion ratio as the factory McStruts.
I think you are correct in that the Toyo RR is not enough tire for this heavy of spring rate. I ran the RR on my 3V and didn't have any of the same handling feel. In subsequent track days I start to move down on the spring rates and with some great advice on setup, it get's much better.I would have to think the front springs are a bit too high for the car, but that is just based on my car and some of the other Bosses/S197s I have driven while Instructing. Part of the initial issue may be the Toyo RRs also, some folks find them to be a bit darty ( as you describe it ) and I would concur after having stuck them on my car. What camber are you running along with your tire pressure?
Thanks, it has been a learning experience, especially with the setup. With my old car there was only so much I could do to change the geometry and other aspects of the setup. I have learned by much trial and error (an a lot of help from @Fabman) that the more you can change, the more you can do it wrong! Still learning for sure, taking it slow and working on one thing at a time testing and on track.…which it doesn’t. Even just eyeballing it, the rates are consistent with CorteX suspension tuning philosophy, IMO.
Take your time tuning the dampers. Or more importantly spend the time to understand how to tune them. It’ll be worth it in the end. I suggest finding an area the you can test safely. And write everything down. Specific settings and your notes about how the car behaves at each setting.
Good luck, and congrats on the new car.