1.35% more weight on the front is definitely going to cause more understeer.
still trying to chase that down
How consistent (or INconsistent) are various sets of longacre scales?
If it is the block, for whatever reason, I am stuck.
It's in, running, and I hope to not have NEED of a new block for a while
So now the search is to diet the front end even more
Consider it's road race application, and the MM k-member (and soon to be the NEW k-member brace) . . .
A) What are your thoughts on a scaled down Cro-moly bumper, and getting rid of those low-speed-impact bumper piston things?
B) what are your thoughts on a light weight radiator support, like I know some drag racers use?? (I do have a new flui-dyne radiator)
With your previous cornerweights, the car is going to oversteer more in right turns and understeer more in left turns due to the unequal diagonal weights. If the track you drive on is run clockwise, then your impression of the handling will be more to the oversteer direction since the track has four more 90 degree right hand turns in this direction.
interestingly, the worst understeer was noted in two right handers.
Given the same geometry, a forged crank will always be heavier than a cast crank. Forging results in a higher material density, so therefore more weight.
makes sense, I'll take this reasoning for a tie-breaker
na_svt said the cast crank was lighter. Which would work to my advantage <7,000 rpm
Double check your alignment to make sure nothing changed.
Rear sway is set on a mid-position
I guess tightening it would help counteract some of the understeer??
Removing the STB reduces the torsional stiffness of the chassis. Whether the chassis twists during cornering or the suspension compresses and extends at each end of the car, the results are the same. The relative torsional stiffness at each end of the car determines the percentage of weight transfer that occurs at each end. The end of the car that receives more of the weight transfer, has less total grip. I would try putting the STB back on.
gonna order a new k-member brave to fit the new canton pan and order a new stb to fit the new intake MONDAY.
My guess is that all of these factors are contributing a small amount each to the change in handling balance.
Thanks for the above (and upcoming) responses.
I didn't realize just how well balanced it was with your maximum grip box