Originally Posted by AllanGP
Bought the "Skippy" tonight OMG - got a lot to learn !!
Managed 1 min 45 sec after 17 laps so just 7 secs to find................... at Laguna.
At least there is a couple of weeks before the next season.
One question though is the "standard" set up competitive - seems a little loose around the rear and tyre pressures seem to be too inflated, centre tyre temps are higher than inner & outer after a few laps on the standard inflation setting of 36 psi??
I just checked. I have over 330 races with the Skippy, so maybe I've learned something. Here goes.
I haven't run a stock setup in forever, so I'm not sure if they work or not. I will say, that an experienced Skippy driver will do well in almost any setup. You just need to adjust your driving style to the setup.
There isn't much to setup with the Skippy, so it's pretty easy. Lot's of Skippy setups in the Skippy Tips Forum.
Here are the basics.
Rear Tires - Almost everyone runs 22-24psi.
Front Tires - Wide variation here. The Skippy has a lot of off throttle oversteer, so it's tricky to control. The aliens often run 22-24psi on the fronts, but you really have to be good to keep it from spinning. An easier setup that isn't much slower will have the fronts at 25-37psi depending on the track. Much less oversteer and if you can't keep from spinning you're way better off sacrificing a little rotation to keep it on the track.
Brake Bias - Again aliens often go really low like 47-50, but most mortals run 53-59. I typically run about 53. Once you get good with the Skippy you'll really notice the difference in Brake Bias if you use any trail braking. Lower really gets it turning, but it's very easy to loop it at Lime Rock especially. Turn 1 is fun!
Perch - Higher positive numbers lower the front end. It helps with braking, but again creates some oversteer issues.
Rear ARB - Does very very little on the Skippy. Most set it at 6, but I've tried many adjustments and it's so subtle on the Skippy I'd focus my energies elsewhere.
That's about it for the Skippy. Very enjoyable car to drive once you tame it. Many veteran iRacers in the series, because the car fits like a glove once you get it down.