Lincomb, May 2012

Sam

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Assuming grip would be lost equally... surely its not a fight to rubber death? - that would make for 2 big holes :lol:
 

Chris

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No, grip is NOT equal. That's the point. I am sure that Rob would agree that with his aged ATs against me with new Lerma's and equal power and weight, I would surely pull him backwards. You could alter the challenge and just see how far up a bank we could all drive. Grip is the key. OK being able to capitalise on the grip is important, so having super tyres but a one litre engine - you going to lose, but that isn't the case here. We would all have a pretty comparable power to weight ratio.

OK there are all sorts of forces at work here Sam, but where they tyre meets the ground is just about the most critical.


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Ian Rubie

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It depends on the surface. On ground where the Lermas can dig in they would have the advantage, on solid ground a set of worn ATs would have more rubber in contact so more grip.
 

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Agreed but I think that a tarmac pull would be rather damaging. That's the beauty of the muddy surface. It provides some degree of mechanical sympathy.


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I think even on sun baked (unlikely I know) Lincomb red concrete a set of ATs would do better, however anything with a bit of give would be a different story. So which is better - depends on the weather :lol:
 
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