SPArKy_Dave

Suspension Geometry - Tuning the Roll Center

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too much info, and my car feels like a boat at 65 klms around a corner...even with NEW SHOCKIES...LOL

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1 hour ago, SPACK said:

too much info, and my car feels like a boat at 65 klms around a corner...even with NEW SHOCKIES...LOL

 

is it lowered? if it has no suspension travel it wont handle. 

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If your car "handles like a boat", there are many factors that could be at play.

Tyre profile, sway bar, spring rate, bush material and condition, alignment settings all play a part.

First thing you do on a Falcon is go to a V8-sized sway bar. Easy job that takes an hour max even for an amateur.

Shocks don't affect the handling once the suspension has finished responding to steering and braking input. They only affect the amount of "bite" or "attack" that it has on initial turn-in and braking. Of course this is on a smooth road.

If you increase spring rate, you must increase shock rate accordingly. How many lowered ricers do you see bobbing along what seems to be a fairly flat road, with what would be a nightmare of a ride. This is from cutting springs or installing much higher rate springs on standard shocks.

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6 hours ago, gerg said:

 How many lowered ricers do you see bobbing along what seems to be a fairly flat road, with what would be a nightmare of a ride.

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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