Lotus Elan

Camber with Modern Tires

PostPost by: jkolb » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:19 pm

Lotus recommended 1 degree front and 2 degrees rear camber for the 26r. As this recommendation was made for bias ply race tires, is there another recommendation for today's radial ply race tires?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:33 pm

I run around minus 1.5 front and minus 1 rear

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PostPost by: toomspj » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:53 pm

Can you define what you mean by modern tyres? Yokohama's for instance like at around 3 deg neg f+r . But it depends on how your car is set up and what you're doing with it.

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PostPost by: jkolb » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:44 pm

I just mean a DOT legal radial with tread.

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PostPost by: rennbaron » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:36 pm

...

Yokohama A021R, A048 and A032-R are still roadlegal...

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 am

The setting i gave before for my setup is with Yoko A-032R previously and Dunlop DZ3 currently both in 175 /60 x 13 size.

The front could use more static negative camber given the roll geometry but my class racing regulations allow a maximum of minus 2 degrees static setting. As a result i overload a little and wear out quicker the front outer edges more than is desirable

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:37 pm

Hi Jerry,

This is an assumption based on your question but why are your looking to run radials ?

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