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« Reply #255 on: December 10, 2014, 11:23:57 PM »

I'm not going total solid suspension . I probably should've mentioned that earlier. I plan on having just a little rear suspension. I'll be running leafspring rear with traction bars and the quickchange. If i do have any front suspension it will be minimal. One inch or less. Rear i'm hoping to have just a bit more. I ask this because by the time i get the car weighted down, I'll have minimal travel left in front so I'm thinking just make the front solid. I do understand the course is not smooth as glass, but if it worked for the 911 roadster, why wouldn't it work for me at the same weight or more? Or less, gotta get out there and try it.
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« Reply #256 on: December 10, 2014, 11:29:14 PM »

Jeff:

Good to see you back. I am interested in the answers and ideas.

Take care friend.

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« Reply #257 on: December 11, 2014, 02:28:07 PM »

Ok so I have a question and I hope you guys might be able to steer me in a direction that I have not played with before. I'm playing with my front suspension and I was wondering........................Now I know the 911 roadster has no front or rear suspension., My question is........Has anyone tried running a door car with no front suspension. Huh?? I mean I understand it has steering. Obviously rolleyes but what about running car on the bump stop?Huh Does anyone know if this is possible?HuhHuh? And what would be the down side or up side?Huh? Help.

  One downside is no pitch rotation [ shifting weight to rear tires on acceleration] if top speed is met before running out of track it wouldn't matter. My SUV pitch rotates at every stop. Keeps tire spin down.
 Traction would be limited due to high wheel rate.
 One of the worst rides of my life was in a dune buggy at Pismo Beach beat the crap out of me at every ripple on the soft
sand. Another was a Triumph flat tracker that my brother and I bought at 16 yrs old. OK on smooth pavement but don't
even try to sit down off road.
  As far as suspension not reacting at high speeds, are car coil springs slower [ yea shocks] than valve springs at
8000 rpm?

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« Reply #258 on: December 11, 2014, 06:29:58 PM »

Ok so I have a question and I hope you guys might be able to steer me in a direction that I have not played with before. I'm playing with my front suspension and I was wondering........................Now I know the 911 roadster has no front or rear suspension., My question is........Has anyone tried running a door car with no front suspension. Huh?? I mean I understand it has steering. Obviously rolleyes but what about running car on the bump stop?Huh Does anyone know if this is possible?HuhHuh? And what would be the down side or up side?Huh? Help.

  One downside is no pitch rotation [ shifting weight to rear tires on acceleration] if top speed is met before running out of track it wouldn't matter. My SUV pitch rotates at every stop. Keeps tire spin down.
 Traction would be limited due to high wheel rate.
 One of the worst rides of my life was in a dune buggy at Pismo Beach beat the crap out of me at every ripple on the soft
sand. Another was a Triumph flat tracker that my brother and I bought at 16 yrs old. OK on smooth pavement but don't
even try to sit down off road.
  As far as suspension not reacting at high speeds, are car coil springs slower [ yea shocks] than valve springs at
8000 rpm?

  JL222

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Thanks JL I will take that into consideration. Maybe I should mention that the car will have minimal travel in front. so little that the shocks are about bottomed out. So I guess I'm not looking at a solid front but rather a very limited travel front.

           
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« Reply #259 on: August 05, 2016, 10:03:40 AM »

Well fellas, we are about to leave for speed week. When I say we, I mean Dave MacDonald and team. I am crewing as car chief and second driver. Going to get my license passes out of the way. Then its game on. I am selling the Bals Asalt Camaro. No, I'm not giving up on my quest for the Red Hat. I just have a proven piece under my Acura and I dont see a need to spend anymore time or money on an unproven piece. That said, I'm not a poser anymore. I'm actually a racer now. rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes Hope all who are going to speed week have a great time. Go Fast and Be Safe. See you on the salt.
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