Aug 10, 2017

Dampers Setup Guide


Edited: May 25, 2018


What balance problems can I treat with damper changes?

What should I do in each case?


1- I have understeer as I hit the brakes and turn into corners:

Answer: Decrease your front bound values or increase your rear rebound values.


2- I have oversteer as I hit the brakes and turn into corners:

Answer: Increase your front bound values or decrease your rear rebound values.


3- I have understeer as I get back on the throttle:

Answer: Increase your rear bound values or decrease your front rebound values


4- I have oversteer as I get back on the throttle:

Answer: Decrease your rear bound values or increase your front rebound values.


5- When I hit bumps and kerbs the front of my car tends to bounce and skate wide.

Answer: Decrease your front fast bound values. Can be complemented by decreasing front fast rebound.


6- When I hit bumps and kerbs my car tends to change direction and react erratically.

Answer: Increase your front fast bump values. Can be complemented by increasing front fast rebound.

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