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    suspension travel = 0 during cornering

    During some cornering I hear and see on the HUD that the front suspension is fully compressed (travel = 0).
    Should I increase ride height? damper stiffness? bump stop? Is this really taken into account by the game in the behaviour of the car?
    I am quite lost with all these parameters without engineer (or manual) to help me...
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    Try increasing the bump stops slightly and reducing the damper stiffness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Prynne View Post
    Try increasing the bump stops slightly and reducing the damper stiffness.
    If I reduce the damper stiffness, the damper will compress more easily up to full compression, no?

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    It will make it softer so it won't bottom out so much.
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    For better weight transfer per se I will definately increase ride height in this instance a bit to accommodate the softer springs which will give better weight transfer and keep better mechanical grip intact. On some cars a relative high ride height with soft springs shows more beneficial than the cog advantages of low ride height for this reason.

    As Doug has said previously, dont try to tune to much for bottoming out on race cars as most bottoms to some extent on bumpy tracks, except off course where it has a great impact on straightline speed for longer distances on tracks like Le Mans. Too much tuning on this will upset other settings.
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    Spring may be too soft/ height too low. Try front springs 1 click stiffer.
    If your height is going to 0 if you add bump stop your car is still having 0 suspension travel, so mid corner it cannot absorb any more bumps. if it can't absorb bumps on the road it can't maintain tire contact as well as it should.
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    Try increasing ride height, or if you don't want to raise the car up, increase the spring stiffness. Make sure you have some bump stops. If you see them blinking red in the telemetry it means you are compressing them. Increase spring stiffness accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Prynne View Post
    It will make it softer so it won't bottom out so much.
    I didn't get this. Doesn't a softer damper mean more travel and therefore more bottoming-out?

    I thought the travel was already 100% i.e. fully compressed in corners.

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    Yeah sorry I got it the wrong way around... was having a brain fart day.
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