Tire pressures
KENLY, N.C. -- Master Sgt. Warren Howard makes sure his tire pressure is at the proper level to give him added control of his car during a race here. If the tires have too much air in them, they can lose grip of the track during the race. He has raced cars since he was 16 years old and is the environmental coordinator with the 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Frank Snider)

Tire pressures

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The Tire acts as a spring, with softer tires generally offering increased grip. The aim is to have somewhat even tire temperatures across the tires.

On cars that don’t have suspension adjustment, you can adjust the balance with a change in tire pressures.

For example; take a car that is pushing or under-steering out of the corner.  Lowering the front Tire Pressures and/ or raising the rear Tire Pressures, will help cure the problem.

I have some further thoughts on tire temps with regards to camber etc … more to come after further testing.

 

 

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