for most " normal " passenger car, the camshaft is typically used as a center of gravity.Joe said:Mike W,
Here is a Question for you.Do you believe that the Appoximate Height of Center of Gravity is the Measurement from Ground to Center of Crankshaft.Or is there to many Variables for that?
so what is the formula to figure out where a good starting point would be off of the C.G. point? or is there one?
Don't look at it as a trap, it's more of a chance to expand you mind.
A ladder suspension works or functions based on the relationships between
the tire contact patch, the intersect point ( front ladder bar pivot ), & the
car's center of gravity.
The bottom bar angle is only used to diagnose the height of the front pivot...
most racers, when they call me , have not measured anything.
Here's 2 examples....
a stocker with a 27" tall tire, 500 hp, center of gravity of 24" ...the pivot should be maybe 8"-9" off the ground, but with bottom bar level, it would 6 1/2". (too low )
a tube chassis car, 33" tire , 700 hp, c.g of 18"... the pivot should be
should be 4-5" off the ground, but bottom bar level would be 9 1/2".( too high)
mind expansion point.......the correct answer has a few variables to consider.
However, your thought on ladder bar adjustment & tire hit is dead nuts correct.