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      02-20-2020, 09:52 PM   #11485
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I'd articulate it as steering. Which it mostly is. Depends on interpretation.
I agree, it is a steering function not suspension.
A steering wheel changes toe, this just does it in a different way.

Which I'm assuming is the loophole they presented to the FIA and they have apparently worked with them throughout on the legality.
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Toe angle changes the aero profile. A dead straight tyre's toe angle has less frontal area which would result in less drag. Remember esp in open wheelers drag is not just from the scrub/roll. I imagine that's the aero interpretation other teams will be angling from.
Secondly it also looks like the complete upright moves inboard rather than jus toe.

Active systems are not driver controlled. He is clearing doing something manually. It's just like brake bias is on the wheel via a button and no longer done by a lever like good ol' MSC use to fiddle with a lot.
The F duct is another example. Not moving/flexing aero but driver manually doing something to stall the rear wing.
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turning the wheel changes are aero profile as well.

this is a big problem for other teams if this is allowed- longer front tire life, less scrub in straights, toe for turning, tire temp management...
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I knew you'd respond with that, lol. Back to F1T I go.
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i really don't follow racing closely at all, i could be completely wrong in my guessing. i've always admired the rule bending and innovation surrounding racing. i pretty much watch highlights and there is a lot i'm oblivious to with fia and such.

here's a cool thought. since most cars are going to an electric steering rack... picture cars having two single sided racks that can independently adjust toe and ackerman angles... it probably wouldn't be too difficult to have a car that aligns itself up front.
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I just transitioned to left foot braking & prefer it much more now. The harness will make a huge difference. Another big help would be to swap out to a wider pedal - makes it so much more comfortable and natural. I still have the small pedal on my street E90 M3 and itís much more uncomfortable to keep the left foot that far right for me. I still do it though - Iím driving everything without a third pedal like this to help ingrain some muscle memory. Makes hopping in a manual a bit more interesting though.

As far as grip on the floor - assuming you still have carpet - maybe cut out the area where you rest your heel and then build it back up with grip tape? Then just takes the floor mat to cover it up.
Which pedal did you go with? Having to sit sideways so my left foot can be on the pedal is getting pretty old.
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Which pedal did you go with? Having to sit sideways so my left foot can be on the pedal is getting pretty old.
Pedal Assembly - it's life changing
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Pedal Assembly - it's life changing
1 left? Sold.

Easy enough DIY or did you get someone to install it?
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1 left? Sold.

Easy enough DIY or did you get someone to install it?
Honestly couldn't tell you - my buddy who built the car did it in between a couple of times we tested the seating position. This was on the race build so the car was stripped at the time. I'll ask him about it. We are going to do it on my street E90 M3 as well when all the other bits show up for the car - haven't asked him specifically what the pedal swap entails but I will.
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Honestly couldn't tell you - my buddy who built the car did it in between a couple of times we tested the seating position. This was on the race build so the car was stripped at the time. I'll ask him about it. We are going to do it on my street E90 M3 as well when all the other bits show up for the car - haven't asked him specifically what the pedal swap entails but I will.
I found this DIY - https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=457922

It looks harder than a TVA swap to me, but that could be because I don't like contorting to work in confined space under the dash.
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Honestly couldn't tell you - my buddy who built the car did it in between a couple of times we tested the seating position. This was on the race build so the car was stripped at the time. I'll ask him about it. We are going to do it on my street E90 M3 as well when all the other bits show up for the car - haven't asked him specifically what the pedal swap entails but I will.
I found this DIY - https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=457922

It looks harder than a TVA swap to me, but that could be because I don't like contorting to work in confined space under the dash.
I left foot brake and this is on my todo.
I'll wait to see how this worked for you.
I got the pedal on eBay for $35 so it is worth a try
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