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Re: Eibach or H&R?

On Fri, 30 Jul 99 01:35:11 -0700, Michael Williams wrote:

>Igor Kessel decided to speak these words:
>>I recall reading that Eibachs rise the nose in reference to the rear.
>>This is certainly unacceptable. I'd rather have the car level or
>>slightly raked forward at most.
>Interesting comment.  On our race 4ktq 20v, we actually found that the 
>car handles better wit the rear a good half inch lower than the front.  
>Keep in mind thought that this pertains to lowering levels that are NOT 
>going to work on the street....

Some time ago now, Mr. E. Fletcher published the results of his
type 44 suspension analysis which showed lowering the front adversely
effects front roll center stability. In other words, as the front is
lowered, the tendency of the roll center to shift laterally with
roll input increases. This would naturally unsettle the car during
cornering. Your experience seems to confirm his findings.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq