[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] upgrade advice

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Nov 28 02:03:20 EST 2001

At 8:39 PM -0500 11/27/01, Kirby Smith wrote:
>I fail to see a direct relationship between acceleration and
>deceleration in street use.

The faster you can go, the faster you can get yourself into trouble.
Our brains don't get "chipped."  Like, say, when you stomp on the
gas, only to realize the space that was there to your left is now
occupied by another object, and you're suddenly approaching the
object in front of you at a rather unsettling speed.

I agree that from a safety standpoint, a conversion off G60's should
be done before anything more than a chip(in fact, I don't feel a chip
should be done with G60s.)  If not for the above argument, the simple
argument of how quickly you can haul down the car(S4/S6 owners should
be particularly wary of this, seeing as how their cars weigh
substantially more than a 200q20v.)

I would suggest the best system you can fit under 16 inch wheels.  At
worst, you'll approach the stopping power of UFOs(UFOs are damn
impressive; I honestly don't think that the first BIRA systems had
-anything- on the UFOs aside from reducing unsprung weight and
very-long-term cost effectiveness, but I'm rather uneducated on the
subject, so if Greg's around, he'll respond to my little prod.) :-)

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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