Weight Transfer – Explained

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Weight Transfer – What Is It?

When you apply the brakes, you know that your car “nose dives” – the front of the car drops. That’s because a percentage of the weight of your car has transferred forward, compressing the front suspension. It also puts more load or weight on the front tires.

When you accelerate, weight transfers to the rear, causing the rear suspension to compress, and the back of your car to squat.

Going around a corner, weight transfers to outside, causing the suspension on the outside of the turn (the left side tires when going around a righthand corner) to compress.

Every time you brake, corner, or accelerate, you cause weight to transfer. But, keep in mind, the less weight transfer you cause, the more overall traction your car will have – as I explain in this video.

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