Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st January 2007, 10:14   #16
pawan's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: auckland, new zealand
Posts: 867
Thanked: 2 Times

guys what if the front is given a rake and the back is raised the weight of the engine and fwd will increase the traction is that possible.
pawan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2007, 12:09   #17
Senior - BHPian
Psycho's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,042
Thanked: 95 Times

Key basics:

- Better Tyres
- Slightly lower pressure up front
- Right launch RPM
- Stiffer suspension that will not allow the front to lift (Raising the rear helps but if you can keep the car even nothin like it.)

Originally Posted by heelntoe View Post
here's another thing to mull over. since the engine is oevr the front wheels there will be more weight over them hence in a fwd, there is a chance of hooking up rather than spinning the wheels. i know the weight shifts to the back and such but how do two cars having the same weight over the front wheels compare, one being a front driver and ther other a rear wheel drive?
Well the weight transfer on launch will ift the car wether it is a FWD or a RWD, hence if it is a RWD the weight is a lot more on the driven tyres giving great traction.

However if it is a FWD a lift would lead to a wheel spin and Hop which will mean a slower launch / trap speed.

The key to do the best a the drag is to nail the first 60 feet.

Last edited by Psycho : 22nd January 2007 at 12:12.
Psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2007, 17:24   #18
heelntoe's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: navi mumbai
Posts: 240
Thanked: 0 Times

thanks psycho.
i hear that a good 60' time is very critical for a good trap speed.
i bet it gets harder and harder to launch high powered cars because of traction issues and even though they might get a good time, their trap speed will suffer.
thanks for clarifying.
heelntoe is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traction control explained vikrantj Road Safety 28 9th October 2017 10:53
PICS: Citroen Traction Avant cars in India IndrojitSircar Vintage Cars & Classics in India 95 5th July 2017 16:14
A mini restoration of a 1949 Citroen Slough (UK) built Traction Avant 15-6 mbz180 Post-War 12 26th March 2013 17:30
traction during off road driving. rallystar 4x4 Technical 4 24th September 2008 10:16
Can ABS without mods be used for traction control? determinus Technical Stuff 16 20th October 2007 02:20

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:12.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks