Bump stops are largely ignored by many when it comes to suspension setups with most people just taking them at face value as a tool that helps prevent damage to suspension components when they become fully compressed.
In this [FREE LESSON] which is just 1 of 37 modules taken from the Suspension Tuning and Optimisation course, Tim explains how many people and professional motorsport teams leverage their use of bump stops well beyond a safety device and use them as tools to help maintain mechanical grip and aero effectiveness and more.
Discussed are polymer bump stops and their viscoelastic advantages, and disadvantages, along with bump springs and metal matrix (aka knitted mesh) bump stops and one of the key points you have to watch for when using packers.
0:00 - Bump Stops, More Than Just Protection
0:20 - Road Car Bump Stops
1:17 - Motorsport Bump Stops
1:48 - Material & Size Options
2:14 - Bump Stop Tuning How & Why
2:41 - Viscoelastic Polymer Bump Stop Advantage
3:21 - Polymer Disadvantages
3:46 - Bump Springs
4:49 - Metal Matrix Bump Stop
5:19 - Why We 'Tune' Our Bump Stops
6:16 - Common Reason
6:55 - Packer Gaps
7:21 - Look Out For This Issue
7:32 - How To Monitor It
7:41 - Data Analysis Courses
7:53 - Lesson Summary
8:19 - Just 1 of 37 Modules, Learn More Below
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