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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: St. Louis, MO
Norm Peterson probably forgot more about suspension theory today than I ever knew...so take my thoughts for what you paid.
I assume you are using some kind of software?
In general, I started (on both cars) just trying to get as long of arms as possible which promotes RC stability.
As far as camber gain, etc, I didn't really start with a goal in mind. I don't see 1.5 degrees of camber gain as some goal like 600hp. I basically determined the camber range that my tires are happy in, and then looked at the camber at various steering inputs and body roll amounts and tried to optimize it in as many places as possible.
You then go back and keep an eye on the RC movement.
It takes a lot of time and I am sure I am forgetting some things to look at. It was much harder to get numbers I was happy with on the Fox car with the short arms versus the new one with the 19" long lowers, 14" uppers.
Anyway, research away. I use Corner Carvers for a lot of it and the Carroll Smith Books and Race Car Vehicle Dynamics are both good.