1966 Stable Setups Required
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 12:41 PM
I've returned after a break and I've set myself a goal; master the 1966 F1 cars. I like the power but I don't seem to be able to find a comfortable setup. I'm aiming for driveability rather than speed at this point. So, where can I find a decent base-line setup for the McLaren M2B? I never know where to find them (or request them) on this forum.
Thanks in advance.
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 01:46 PM
It won't be fast, but it will be easier to control
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 01:56 PM
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 03:38 PM
So, I'm guessing that I would be better asking about ride height, wheel rates and bumps as those are the three that I don't fully appreciate whilst driving. I guess I'm asking for a stable chassis. Does that make it any clearer? Sorry if it's still a bit ambiguous.
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 04:11 PM
Some of the cars in 66 are very tail-happy (heavy engines!) so it's important to play with the front and rear tail bars to get a neutral response. This helps a lot with being able to hold a four wheel drift, without having the tail snap out.
Final point: don't be too proud to run brake balance as high as 58-59%, some of the 66 cars seem to need it.
Posted Apr 25 2020 - 05:55 PM
BTW, I've found brake bias can be extremely sensitive; just one click can make a world of difference in some cars.
Edited by jgf, Apr 25 2020 - 05:56 PM.
Posted Apr 26 2020 - 04:55 AM
Because dampers, springs and ride height only have subtle effect in my experience. Anti-rollbars have a more dramatic effect, but still nowhere near a much as the differential.
Posted Apr 26 2020 - 09:19 AM
Wheel rate I've borrowed from my 67 F1 Cooper setup and it seems to be very stable.
My aim is to find one car and really dial it in before I spend hours at lots of tracks getting slow times.
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