today i learned – mon 15th may 2017

before i get started on today’s post, i’d like to say that my blog has like five regular readers … therefore meaning that no one in their right mind would sponsor a post ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป i feel like today’s post could totally appear sponsored … hence the warning ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

anyway, today’s post came about because i’ve downloaded a new app called “car x drift racing” ๐Ÿš—. literally, i don’t usually play games on my phone but i’ve not stopped on this one #madskids. due to the amount of (virtual) drifting i’ve done tonight, i thought i’d learn something drifty ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#tdil the actual reason why drift cars have mad negative camber ๐Ÿ™„

right , for those who don’t know what camber is: camber is where you set up your car so that the wheels sit at an angle … a little like this /o__o\ (the /’s are the wheels and o’s are lights ๐Ÿ˜‚). there’s positive and negative camber … negative is: /o_o\ and positive is: \o_o/.

camber has become a big thing on the tuning scene and if i’m honest, people keep going crazy with it and it looks ridiculous! besides looking totally stupid when applied to a corsa that spends its life at maccies, it turns out that drift cars (and other racing cars) use positive camber for an actual reason! 

it’s all to do with the amount of contact that the tyre has with the road during cornering – racing cars and drift cars have negative camber on the front wheels to ensure that they have optimal grip upfront whilst doing mad cornering.

now, the issue with camber is that, when you have lots of it, you lose a fair amount of tyre contact when going in a straight line. this isn’t ideal when you’re an f1 car ๐ŸŽ hence why they have very subtle camber. drift cars don’t spend much time driving straight, so they tend to have more camber so that the front wheels stand more upright during very heavy cornering and subsequently offer more grip upfront ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 

with that in mind, next time you see a lupo with wheels that sit at a similar angle to doc’s delorean, all that’s happening there is uneven tyre wear ๐Ÿ™ƒ #lolol

and there you go! you’re know smarter than you were five minutes ago ๐Ÿค“ (that’s debatable). i’m going back to drifting my mad 240sx around virtual car parks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. honestly, this is totally not sponsored, but you should go –>here<– and download the app ๐Ÿ™Š (that’ll only work for iphone soz #buyabetterphone)

night all ๐Ÿ˜„ #tdil 

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pretty short one today … somehow, i still managed to fit in the same about of useless info ๐Ÿ˜…. fancy reading some more? simply go –>here<– ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

 

(of course, the image today just had to come from the app ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป look how sick my 240 is!)

2 Comments

  1. first you said “the actual reason why drift cars have mad negative camber” then later on you said “it turns out that drift cars (and other racing cars) use positive camber for an actual reason!” so…. which is it??

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    1. lol this is why you shouldn’t drink wine, write something and then not proof read it ๐Ÿ™ƒ it’s allllll about the negative camber life ๐Ÿ˜‚

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