Took the Evo out for some more testing at CCSCC. Started off the bat with the shocks set to 5 clicks all around, rear bar on middle setting, and tires at 36psi all around. It is a hair on the loose side but not too bad for now, and softened the rear to 7 clicks and it still felt okay. It was hot concrete though so for asphalt may want to go softer than that. A lot of the behavior is totally dependent on my input and the car’s state, so I had to work especially hard to be smooth with the steering. It seems like it will be good practice for RWD down the road, compared to FWD’s more flingability.
Managed a 46.333 +1 when I reigned things in a little. The car definitely has a push from the outer rear tire in corners when WOT, and I’m getting used to that feeling. The worst thing I can do in those situations is to lift, so it took some work to trust the car could do it. I must have just backsided a cone on one of the offsets. Debating setting the rear bar back to soft for a little more stability – this course didn’t have slaloms, which was to my benefit. The rest of the runs usually had some sort of drift, though always manageable.
Things to work on (Evo):
- Focus on the line, not the car
- Brake earlier, more, and power out
- Get used to feeling the rear diff, trusting the car
- Smooth out steering
- 1/3rd tank
- 36psi all around
- ACD: Snow; Dampers: 5 from stiff all around, then 7 from stiff in rear; RSB: middle
- Next event: leave everything, run shocks at 5/6
- 2016 Runs: 24 in the Evo
2016 Run Count: 85 (+6 Evo)