Copied from earlier post:Ignacious wrote:Davet- 8 degrees on the DFW? Most recommendations I've seen is 1.5 and some 2? What is the benefit of such an extreme bend? And isn't that ridiculously hard to get the drift tuned in properly? We went with 2 degrees on the DFW this year just because our bender was incremented that way and it was insane trying to guestimate 1.5. There was a noticeable difference in tuning difficulty.
-- One regular winner at league races says he does like VK mentioned and goes as steep as he can and still get the axle through the wheel without damaging the bore. He and I have had our disagreements but he is regularly at the top of the rankings
-- I remember hearing the points VK just made but also heard you can run less steer with the steeper angle. We didn't have a way to test any different angles, just went with what the pros recommended.
--Also, I believe that with the steeper angle, the very bottom front edge of the wheel makes contact with the seams rather than higher up on the front of the wheel. This should mean less disruption to the car at the seams, especially if you hit a bad seam.
--A steeper bend also means less of the inner hub face is contacting the body all the way down the track.
--I'm not sure if 1.5 degrees of bend would even overcome the axle to bore clearance to lift the outer tread off the track. I've bent rears at 2 degrees and couldn't even tell that the outside edge of the tread was off the table.
Tuning the steer (drift) is a delicate action. It sometimes feels like you didn't even twist the nail.