Shock data can be used for many different things. Lots of times, it’s thought that the shock data is only good for tuning – finding that sweet spot of dampening. Just as often, the shock data can show other things, especially when something is wrong in the suspension. While the data won’t tell us exactly what is wrong, it can show us symptoms of the root cause and allow us to dig deeper.
We all know that we’re supposed to go from throttle to brake quickly, but many times this doesn’t happen. And we are not talking about the a high speed corner with a lift, we’re talking about an end of the straight hairpin or other medium to low speed corner. This is when the little bits of coasting can cost us lots of time.