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True or False | Is the caster loaded to ensure more grip when entering or exiting bends?

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The caster is loaded to increase the grip of karts when exiting bends
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Michele Zampieri
Racer and experienced mechanic, expert in particular in the world of IAME X30. Presently, he works at Zagar Corse.
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WELL DONE!

Like all kart geometries, in general the adjustment of the caster also affects the kart the whole way round a bend. However, certainly the first part, let’s say until the clipping point is reached, is the part that is most affected by an adjustment of this parameter. In fact, the caster is laoded to have a greater grip in the first part of a bend; it is not by chance that it is changed when understeering is felt entering bends: in these cases, increasing the caster by 1 – 1.5 degrees can help improve the setup.

WRONG!

Like all kart geometries, in general the adjustment of the caster also affects the kart the whole way round a bend. However, certainly the first part, let’s say until the clipping point is reached, is the part that is most affected by an adjustment of this parameter. In fact, the caster is laoded to have a greater grip in the first part of a bend; it is not by chance that it is changed when understeering is felt entering bends: in these cases, increasing the caster by 1 – 1.5 degrees can help improve the setup.

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