We have always really liked the content that the guys from HP Academy create. They share the same passion for technical excellence as we do and we were recently honored to have them feature our editor Mike Kojima on their podcast. The podcast was one that focused on handling and vehicle dynamics. Mike spoke about different setups used in drifting, road racing, and time attack in low and high-powered cars and cars with different aero loading. Check it out and click on the links to go to HP Academy!
054: Unlock Your Car’s Full Handling Potential.
There’s a good chance there’s more you could be doing to get the most out of your car’s handling capabilities, and this week’s guest — industry legend Mike Kojima of MotoIQ — is here to talk you through it.
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MotoIQ has long been a trusted source for technical knowledge covering a wide range of subjects, and although founder Mike Kojima is an automotive jack of all trades, it’s his vast knowledge of suspension tuning that we tap into for this episode.
Mike first talks us through basic suspension setup rules to live by, the pitfalls of cheap parts, and points out where he sees enthusiasts going wrong time and time again — it turns out that it’s not all that hard to take a step backward in handling performance when fitting new parts if you don’t know what you’re doing.
The episode then dives pretty deep into the finer details of handling, focusing on tire temps, front-wheel drive, and drift-specific wheel alignment secrets, as well as super-common issues that could be fixed relatively easily with a few tweaks.
Finishing up with a fascinating look into the world of Formula D suspension, wheel alignment, and tire setups, this episode is required listening for anyone that likes to go fast.
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