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#1 NOSBandit

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:03 PM

Can anyone recommend a place to get a full geo and corner weighting done, preferably in the north west but could go further if needed.
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:23 AM

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

Unless it is a race car then its not really worth corner weighting.

 



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

but its much nicer and predictable in the wet if you get each corner balanced



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

but its much nicer and predictable in the wet if you get each corner balanced

 

That's what i heard and i thought it can't do any harm to have it done



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:37 AM

I use Blink in winsford. Great service there. thumbsup

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:01 AM

Hmmm, I have my doubts about corner weighting, for several reasons, I think it's just a money spinner for tracking places.



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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:05 PM

^^lol

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:21 PM

Unless it is a race car then its not really worth corner weighting.

I’d heard this too, but I can’t remember why! Can you remind me? chinky chinky

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

Corner weighting a VX is a compromise because the engine is offset to one side, this is further exasperated when the driver sits that side as well. So if you want perfect corner weights the car will be riding much higher on the offside. I had mine corner weighted by a professional race car preparer and it came back with all corner weights equal and all ride heights .equal (IMPOSSIBLE) Trust no one.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:53 PM

Should have said nearside I think.Just had a glass.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:40 PM

The engine is offset to one side on most cars. Corner weighting is worth it IMO especially if you have adjustable height suspension. You can't account for differences in springs or arb's just with ride height checks.

It certainly won't make the car dangerous but you can tell the difference after it has been done. Only really need to get individual corners within 20kgs or so. Even 911 race cars will be 30kgs out on the rear.

Its upto you but in my experience cars feel better balanced and less nervous when changing direction after corner weighting.

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

Forgot to respond to comment on ride heights being the same when corner weighted, the difference in shifting 20kgs from one corner to another can be as little as 2mm, depending on CoG and what car etc. So its unlikely you will able to measure ride height accurately enough to determine if they are truly equal.

You are right they won't be the same if corner weighted perfectly, but as said perfection isn't necessary and there are other factors such as arb preload and driver weight being accounted for.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:31 AM


From my experience you have to shift a lot more than 20kgs.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

What so you mean with 30 kgs out of the rear?
You cant change weight distribution with corer weighting. Or you can but almost.

It certainly won't make the car dangerous but you can tell the difference after it has been done. Only really need to get individual corners within 20kgs or so. Even 911 race cars will be 30kgs out on the rear.



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:55 PM

I've used track focused in South Wirral. They did a, good job and are very knowledge.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:58 AM

I'm not talking about moving weight around the car to correct the corner weights. It's done by adjusting ride height on individual corners.

I mean the left to right will be out 30kgs, and that will be a good one. Bearing in mind we are talking Gt3 cars. On a road car you should be able to get the diagonal split close enough to 50%. In my experience cars with optimised corner balancing change direction better and its noticable on the road, soni think its is worth it if you have replaced your suspension.

In reply to the topic, Blink seem to have a good rep and plenty of experience with Elise trophy cars.




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