Whiteline Jim – Fast Fact - Grip

MRT_0712_th

Grip

Often confused with handling, grip is the ability of the car’s tyres to hold onto the road under the stresses of cornering, braking and acceleration.  Grip is also referred to as ‘roadholding’.  Suspension and tyres are partners in the creation of a car’s grip.  The tyres do the gripping, but only when the suspension keeps them pressed into the tarmac. If the suspension allows the tyre to leave the road or even ‘unload’, grip is reduced. And this is the greatest failing of most existing suspension mods as it ignores the fact that the name of the game is maximising contact between road and tyre.

 

 

Related Articles

Travis Pastrana's Subaru Part 2 Travis Pastrana's Subaru Part 2
Finally finished after we saw the initial naked reveal. Travis Pastrana drove for Gymkhana 11, and the only preview we have of the Subaru in action so...
DIY DTM: Tim Lajambe's 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 DIY DTM: Tim Lajambe's 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190
A DTM Tribute Unlike Any Other Before It The Mercedes-Benz 190 - or the W201, as the chassis was internally designated by the German automaker - is...
PASMAG Garage: Tim Lajambe of Trick Factory Customs PASMAG Garage: Tim Lajambe of Trick Factory Customs
Trick Factory Customs has become a one-stop shop for your aftermarket automotive needs, especially if it's custom. Tim Lajambe, owner of Trick Factory...
PASMAG Tuning 365: SEMA360 Booth Tour - Specialty Products Company / SPC Performance PASMAG Tuning 365: SEMA360 Booth Tour - Specialty Products Company / SPC Performance
Join us in our virtual booth tour at SEMA360 with Vickie Wheeler at Specialty Products Company / SPC Performance...
PASMAG's Tuning 365 - Episode 17 PASMAG's Tuning 365 - Episode 17
In this episode of Tuning365, Adam Gordon and Randi Bentia feature our Garage tour with Tim Lajambe from Trick Factory Customs, we...
Travis Pastrana Gymkhana Subaru Travis Pastrana Gymkhana Subaru
Built without restrictions and capable of smashing hill climb records as well. Rear wing is adjustable on the fly. Travis also tested some jumps. For...