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Well, i was looking at MoTec, whom i want to go with for engine management down the line eventually, and was reading some things they had on their site. Well, reading this, i came up with the following questions. +rep to whomever can get me some answers...

1. why you put negative camber on a road course car
2. what is a pitiot tube. Where to install it
3. what is antidive and antisquat
4. how to measure differential efficiency
5. why does an independant suspension have 5 links


Thanks in advance for the answers / explainations on these questions :)
 

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Well, i was looking at MoTec, whom i want to go with for engine management down the line eventually, and was reading some things they had on their site. Well, reading this, i came up with the following questions. +rep to whomever can get me some answers...

1. why you put negative camber on a road course car
2. what is a pitiot tube. Where to install it
3. what is antidive and antisquat
4. how to measure differential efficiency
5. why does an independant suspension have 5 links


Thanks in advance for the answers / explainations on these questions :)
im sure you would get more info in the stop drop and roll thread seeing that the question would fall into that category

-Brett
 

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aye, i hear ya. Mods, feel free to move this over there :)
 

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Camber is set more neg so the outside tire will "roll" flat under hard cornering..... if that makes any sense.

antidive, keeps the nose up during hard braking.
antisquat, keeps the rear from squating during accel.
settings are made through adjustable shocks.

Not all independent suspensions have 5 links but the ones that do have more stablity and adjustability.

Im not sure about the other 2
 

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thanks, and as i said, +rep :) Anyone else on the other 2?
 

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bump. Anyone else know about the other 2?
 

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Well a Pitot tube is a device used to measure airspeed and you would want to install it parallel to the direction of movement. I don't know what a pitiot tube is.

Differential efficiency is a function of the relative speed of the three elements. As relative speed increase, the inherent losses due to basic gear efficiency, seals, and bearings also increase; thus efficiency decreases.
In terms of measuring it, I suppose you'd want to compare HP at the crank vs HP at the rear wheels.
 

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ah, understood. Thanks :)
 
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