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 👍🏻 i feel like today’s post could totally appear sponsored … hence the warning 😂😂
anyway, today’s post came about because i’ve downloaded a new app called “car x drift racing” 🚗. 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 👍🏻
#tdil the actual reason why drift cars have mad negative camber 🙄
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 😂). 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 🏎 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 👍🏻
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 🙃 #lolol
and there you go! you’re know smarter than you were five minutes ago 🤓 (that’s debatable). i’m going back to drifting my mad 240sx around virtual car parks 👍🏻. honestly, this is totally not sponsored, but you should go –>here<– and download the app 🙊 (that’ll only work for iphone soz #buyabetterphone)
night all 😄 #tdil
pretty short one today … somehow, i still managed to fit in the same about of useless info 😅. fancy reading some more? simply go –>here<– 😱
(of course, the image today just had to come from the app 👍🏻 look how sick my 240 is!)