So I’ve been doing some binge tuning over the last few days after not playing for a few months, and I noticed after watching some top 3 replays in B class, they all have huge rims/low profile tires, usually only on the front wheels. So I decided to see if I could figure out why, and put some big ol’ rims on my B class RX-3 (which hurt to do, it’s ugly as hell now) but I managed to take it from 120th on a track to 68th after doing it, so there’s clearly some improvement to it. But I can’t figure why, it feels no different to me, but I would like to know why before I go wasting 3 PI on ugly rims for potentially no reason. Any of you guys know?
A little of topic, but I noticed huge camber (5.0) also makes a big difference, and feels noticeably better. Don’t know why that is either.
The thing about the camber that I can’t figure out is why it’s better to run more, you’d think optimal camber would be how ever much it takes to keep the front outside wheel even with the road, some goes for rear camber. But it isn’t, I can’t logically figure out what the advantage of anything over (call it 1.8 camber) would be, which leads me to believe the more the better which makes no sense when you use real world logic. I’m talking about mid corner grip by the way, not response times, maybe less camber helps with response times, turn in, etc.
As for rim size, that makes sense, I wonder if there’s an optimal rim size, I think I’ll go test that.
This is just my opinion on camber. I think the high camber values work because even though inside and middle are usually higher than outside in temp this is only because of the straights mainly. When cornering, with regard to Outside temps, you should see the temps accelerate slightly faster in temperature rise than inside and middle. Everyone tries to even out temps. If you had a continuous loop with no straight then maybe the outside tyres would eventually heat evenly but I think it’s about estimating that temperature rise. Or just even out the temps perfectly and increase negative by .5.