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Wrighty
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9th Jun 07 at 22:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

someone find that caribic blue sri on polished speedlines pic

-100mm all round iirc
marklawton
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9th Jun 07 at 22:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

spax coilovers all the way down


speedlines on 45 profiles


ians gsi on speedlines 40 profile
Mike GSi
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Nic Barnes
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9th Jun 07 at 23:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sad thing is, low = slow
Mike GSi
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9th Jun 07 at 23:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by muppetsport
sad thing is, low = slow



couldnt agree more tbh, 60mm is the way to be imo
Nic Barnes
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9th Jun 07 at 23:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id say more 35-40 for ideal set up, well thats based on what ive tried with mine and what seems best, every car is different i know
Scotty C
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9th Jun 07 at 23:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does it honestly make a noticeable difference? Sure it's not pyschological?

[Edited on 09-06-2007 by Monster]
Nic Barnes
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9th Jun 07 at 23:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if car is low at the back, get less traction due to weight transfer, also doesnt handle quite aswell either. its not psychological, well i noticed a massive improvement in the all round driving ofthe car raiseing the rear up about 2 1/2 inch or so
Mike GSi
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9th Jun 07 at 23:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

imo

60mm looks good, give "ok" handling
40mm looks ok with better handling
Nic Barnes
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all depends on what you want i guess. i want maximum grip and best handling really, i can sacrifice the low-ness for that as tbh when your sitting in the driver seat, cant even see how low the car is
Scotty C
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9th Jun 07 at 23:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You setting your car up for the track now then?
Nic Barnes
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9th Jun 07 at 23:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not really set it up so it feels better to drive everyday round the country roads etc

its a lot of personal preference i guess.
Scotty C
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9th Jun 07 at 23:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Would it help with 60ft at all? Centre of gravity changing etc..
Ste L
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10th Jun 07 at 00:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty
someone find that caribic blue sri on polished speedlines pic

-100mm all round iirc





looks about 80mm alround to me...
Ian W
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10th Jun 07 at 00:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not sure how low mine is now but the chassis is silly close to the floor, its a common misconception that the lower you go the better it handles, it doesn't, it just bounces, bangs and skips.

Sadly I have always wanted a proper lowrider, as im not rich, american or in america I settled for a corsa

ed
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10th Jun 07 at 00:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No lower than 40mm if you want it to handle properly.
ed
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10th Jun 07 at 00:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Monster
Would it help with 60ft at all? Centre of gravity changing etc..
For drag on a FWD car you want the back suspension to be fairly high and to be stiff. If you went to PVS you would have seen all the big power FWD Vaux's like the LET Novas sitting on just a set of lowering springs or some pretty basic coilovers going up the strip. When the drivers floored it the back bumper would practically be dragging along the floor and the front wouldn't have as much weight to gain traction....
Wrighty
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10th Jun 07 at 00:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by ed
No lower than 40mm if you want it to handle properly.


corsas dont handle very well anyway
ed
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10th Jun 07 at 00:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thankyou for your input.

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