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      06-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Noobie Reading - Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a good starting book for an amateur looking to improve knowledge around setting up car suspension?

I was just about to drop some cash on some camber plates, because I have half a notion that I need them, then it occured to me that I don't have a great idea of what I am doing and the consequences. That usually doesn't stop me, but I thought I would do some reading so I can bore my friends and family at dinner and in bars.

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Can never go wrong with this.It might be a bit outdated now.



http://www.carrollsmith.com/books/prep2win.html
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Drive to Win is my recommendation, more slanted towards learning how to identify setup and handling issues (and driving/racecraft). Prep to win gets a little thick on the tech for a track day guy and doesn't highlight the interaction between car and driver as much IMO

Really the whole "to Win" series is worth owning though, I should have taken my copy of Drive to Win to the track last weekend maybe I wouldn't have had to work so hard and wait till lap 20 of a 21 lap race to make a pass for the win...
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http://farnorthracing.com/autocross_secrets.html

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Can anyone recommend a good starting book for an amateur looking to improve knowledge around setting up car suspension?

I was just about to drop some cash on some camber plates, because I have half a notion that I need them, then it occured to me that I don't have a great idea of what I am doing and the consequences. That usually doesn't stop me, but I thought I would do some reading so I can bore my friends and family at dinner and in bars.

Thanks in advance
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At a slightly higher level, I like the physics of racing. It's a free PDF download..
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