Why I would neverXHead said:Thanks Maybe a reminder too?
I hope to have another installment this week. I was busy the last two weeks working on the DP car getting ready for the Atlanta Tour, a customer car and a business project.
I am using the stock oem Strut tubes with Koni's. Now I might do something with them if they will not allow me full control over my suspension though.truebluemr2 said:Mica,
Will hint that you are a good student. Based on what you and I have discovered, with Steve's insight you are on the right path. Are you thinking to use the stock OEM struts, or modify them? Consider ride height, strut travel, clearance issues (tire diameters) etc. I know my car is very close to being optimum (finally!) based on what Steve's been talking about. Once the coilovers/struts are in just
try it without the sway bars first....
I think you swapped terms. Try this instead:thirdvector said:In this regard, swaybars help keep the suspension geometry closer to the sweet spot, but loads up the tire that is already doing the hard work. Compromises, compromises.
Did I get that right?
Im thinking that you found out that you needed more spring that what your calculations came up with.XHead said:I think you swapped terms. Try this instead:
A swaybar (especially a front swaybar) lets you keep the front spring rates down and thus keep the ride frequencies closer to the "sweet spot".
The car will roll close to the same amount for a given spring/bar rate regardless of how the rates are divided between spring and bar.
The next installment will cover some of my testing results and throw you a curve. :smile:
I'm "guessing" that his testing shows the car handles most neutrally when the (total) front spring rates are 150% of the rear spring rates.verno-dub said:Im thinking that you found out that you needed more spring that what your calculations came up with.
M Night Shalalmalayalaman. 6th Sense, Unbreakable and so onXHead said:Who the ____ is that guy???
I just thought it would be fun dropping in a little teaser. How about this:
Remember this number: 150%