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Old 04-30-2004, 06:31 PM   #9
rex n effect
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Originally posted by solo-x
for example, we take a well setup car that is cornering at 1g. the inside rear tire is nearly completely unloaded, so we can ignore it's effect on handling dynamics. the outside rear is operating at a 12* slip angle. (the path the tire is following is turned to the outside of the turn 12*'s from the path the chassis is taking) if we add a little toe out, say -.05*, the tire has to still reach 12* of slip angle before it generates it's maximum force. to get to the point where the tire is operating at that slip angle the rear of the car has to "step out" wider then the front of the car. now the car is turned more for the same amount of steering input. best unwind the wheel a bit or you'll be waffling those inside cones!


*edit* cliff notes/short answer. no, toe-out does not reduce grip.
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