hardingfv32 wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:48 am
What would prevent the steering system from centering the asymmetrical front toe setting? The driver must keep the steering wheel centered and resist the system's desire to center the toe adjustment?
I was also curious about the assymetry, which seems to be deliberate as it is well above their error margin.
When going straight both wheels need to generate the same amount of lateral force, which correct me if I'm wrong, would be a combination of force due to slip angle(i.e. toe) plus force due to camber thrust. I don't know in order of magnitude how they relate to each other, but not neccesarily do they need to be with equal toe when going straight.
The benefits would show in corner, where you also have camber gain due to kingpin inclination and caster angle. I don't know how circuit camber affects this, nor what is the reason for this assymmetry.
Hopefully someone can shed some more knowledge.
As a side note, curious that they're using truckCam alignment systems, which according to their webpage seem to be heavily tailored for trucks.