hands are pretty good at this. i suspect you could detect the difference of
just a few degrees.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael R. Clements" <email@example.com>
To: "'james creasy'" <Black94PGT@pacbell.net>; "'Kelly, Katie'"
Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 3:55 PM
Subject: RE: Tyre pressures, was great school
> Ah. So if there were some way to measure the tire temps while you were
> in the middle of a corner (a real-time pyrometer built into each
> fender?), you would get even measurements. But along the straights, the
> inside edges will get hotter. Since the autox course has at least some
> straights, the insides will heat up a bit more.
> And if we are talking 4-8 degrees difference, I doubt that is detectable
> by touching the tire.
> How far off do the temps have to be before you can feel the difference
> with your hand? Anybody tried this?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of james creasy
> > Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 15:31
> > To: Kelly, Katie; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> > Bay_Area_Autocross_List
> > Subject: Re: Tyre pressures, was great school
> > let me clarify my last statement:
> > the reason you want the inner temps to show higher than the
> > outside temps is because even if the tire heats evenly in the
> > corner (indicating maximum flatness of the contact patch),
> > driving on the straights with typical
> > (negative) camber and (toe-out) settings will heat the inner
> > side of the tires a little more. thats the differential you
> > are looking for.
> > on a stock car driven without the optimum adjustments for
> > camber and toe, this may not apply.
> > -james c