Cheatsheets

Cheatsheets, cheatsheets everywhere.
They are our lifesaver when we are in doubt. A bunch of wisdom in a compressed format, summarized with the main guidelines to follow and find what we expect.

In this case, is difficult to find something generic enough to be useful with all the cars but maybe if we stay trying to understand the basics values in the bottom categories we can extrapolate this knowledge to the rest of the cars.

Mark Ursel and Bruce Funderburg made an excellent job in the old Star Mazda setup guide resuming a lot of problems commonly suffered. Lets take a look to these tips:

Too Slow On Straightaways
• Lower both front and rear wings
• Make the front and rear ride height the same

Hitting the Rev Limiter On Straightaways
Switch to tall gears

Back End “Swims” Under Hard Braking
Move brake bias toward the front

Front Brakes Lock Up Under Hard Braking
Move brake bias towards the rear

Damn Thing Won’t Turn-In (major understeer)
• Raise rear tire pressure or reduce front tire pressure
• Use a softer front spring or stiffer rear spring
• Use a softer front ARB or firmer rear ARB
• Move the brake bias towards the rear

Won’t Turn-In Quickly Enough (minor understeer)
• Reduce the front bumps or increase the rear rebounds
• Decrease front toe-in (increase toe-out)

Back End Slips A Little on Turn-In (minor oversteer)
• Increase the front bumps or decrease the rear rebounds
• Increase front toe-in

Snap-Spins On Turn-In (major oversteer)
• Use a stiffer front spring or softer rear spring
• Use a firmer front ARB or softer rear ARB
• Move the brake bias towards the front
• Reduce rear tire pressure or increase front tire pressure

Will Not Turn in Mid-Corner (major understeer)
Increase front wing or decrease rear wing
• Use a stiffer rear spring or softer front spring
• Use a firmer rear ARB or softer front ARB

Front Tires Push in Mid-Corner (minor understeer)
• Decrease rear wing or increase front wing
• Decrease front ride height or increase rear ride height

Back-End Starts to Slide in Mid-Corner (minor oversteer)
• Increase rear wing or decrease front wing
• Increase front ride height or decrease rear ride height

Spins in Mid-Corner (major oversteer)
• Increase rear wing or decrease front wing
• Use a stiffer front spring or softer rear spring
• Use a firmer front ARB or softer rear ARB

Plows straight ahead on Corner Exit Throttle-On (major understeer)
• Softer front springs / stiffer rear springs
• Softer front ARB / stiffer front ARB

Understeering on Corner Exit Throttle-On (minor understeer)
• Decrease front rebounds or increase rear bumps
• Increase rear toe-in (more positive toe)

Oversteering on Corner Exit Throttle-On (minor oversteer)
• Increase front rebounds or decrease rear bumps
• Decrease rear toe-in (less negative toe)

Spins on Corner Exit Throttle-On (major oversteer)
• Softer rear springs / stiffer front springs
• Softer rear ARB / stiffer front ARB

Also I would like to attach two files that I found recently and maybe can help you with some faster tips.

cheatsheet-ws

cheatsheet-pc

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