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Re[2]: Type 44 rear away bar

On 10/22/1999 Brett Dikeman wrote:

>Eeek.  Hold on, folks.  I think few people on the list who are 
>considering this are really thinking of pushing things hard enough 
>to lift tires.  Just like the debate-which-shall-go-nameless, I 
>think the audience has much lower expectations than the extreme 
>conditions/situations that end up getting debated...

True. Very true. Not everyone drives at the limits.

However, I come from a A1 & A2 VW background. As many of you 
know, these VW's lift the inside rear wheel without too much 
provocation and short of 9/10ths. That's just the nature of 
the design. The point is, it does not take extreme driving 
near the limits to lift the inside rear wheel on all cars. 
Heck, I bet I have lifted the inside rear wheel while parallel 
parking a GTI ;-)

I assume the rear suspension design of my Type 44 makes 
lifting the inside rear wheel much less likely compared to a 
VW GTI. But it must still get lightly loaded short of the 
limit. My question concerned the statement that the rear 
stabilizer bar does little once the inside rear wheel is 
light. Is that statement true and why?

BTW, I told you my last post sounded "torsen-esque" :-(

Eric R. Kissell
1986 5000cstq, 1.8 bar
1987 VW GTI 16v, 1984cc