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CRBN BLU Sep 7, 2:45pm - #269087 

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Skidpad question

I'm not a physics major, so does anyone know the formula for determining lateral g's on a skidpad? I want to test my car before I do any suspension work.

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silver Sep 7, 6:43pm - #269088 
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They test with sensitive electronics, not math. I'm fairly sure that if a track has a public skidpad, they also have the correct testing equiptment that they will let you use.
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CRBN BLU Sep 7, 7:08pm - #269089 

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Originally Posted by silver
They test with sensitive electronics, not math. I'm fairly sure that if a track has a public skidpad, they also have the correct testing equiptment that they will let you use.


I don't think that's entirely correct. I have had some physics experience, and there is a formula to calculate radial acceleration, and the forces at work on an object undergoing centripetal acceleration (Lateral g). I just don't know what it is.

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