From the GRM Vault: How to Tune Your Suspension With a Tire Pyrometer

By Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2017 | Posted in Suspension & Handling , Tires & Wheels | Never miss an article

This story comes from all the way back in 1989. So we had to march back to our archives, pick out the magazine, and then dig out the scanner.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/19/17 4:47 p.m.

Hmmmm, this one hasn't gotten any comments. Are you guys still digging these old articles? Yes, no? More, less?

nutherjrfan Dork
6/19/17 4:53 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

Maybe some of us aren't wealthy enough to have tires with treads? I kid. It definitely has me interested.

nutherjrfan Dork
6/19/17 4:59 p.m.

And like a total ditz I scrolled down to the SR20 engined Corona article and spun off to eBay.

nowucme New Reader
7/12/17 9:44 a.m.

When I get home from this trip I'm going to dig through my back issues and see if I have this one.

DeadSkunk UberDork
7/12/17 12:41 p.m.

I go to my archives and pull out the original magazine when you post these, David, unless it's an article from before Jan. 1987. My wife has suggested I'm a hoarder.

GTXVette Dork
7/12/17 1:40 p.m.

It's not only Interesting I feel it's VERY relivent, this is how I was Taught and recently suggusted that DB13 use this method to ready his car for the Challenge.

iceracer UltimaDork
7/12/17 4:54 p.m.

When I was tracking my ZX2SR I used a pyrometer to arrive at my alignment settings and tire pressures. When I increased the caster it showed I could reduce the camber.

accordionfolder HalfDork
7/12/17 5:04 p.m.

This article is great! I'm always guessing at tire pressures, going to pick up a pyrometer and hopefully dial them in with some data rather than feel.

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/12/17 5:24 p.m.

So, where can i get a good cheap pyrometer? Cause this article will help us not be dfl at the challenge.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/12/17 9:26 p.m.

In reply to The Staff of Motorsport Marketing:

That Europa!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/12/17 9:30 p.m.
Pete Gossett wrote: In reply to The Staff of Motorsport Marketing: That Europa!

Yeah, it's still around here somewhere. (I kid, I kid.)

bigben Reader
7/12/17 9:37 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

Four probes and 20 memory slots for $32.

Perfect Prime 4 channel thermometer

stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/13/17 7:49 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

You just have to ask the right guy. I will bring mine to the autocross this weekend...

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
7/13/17 7:51 a.m.

Holy crap!

You have all the cool toys....

twentyover Dork
8/29/21 10:36 p.m.

I'm not seein' it....


But then, I'm a moron

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/30/21 12:05 a.m.

So, old thread about an old article got bumped and reminded me of an old video:


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