favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 9 21:36:47 PDT 2008
one more thing - i'm not changing the struts/shocks because i feel like it. they are SHOT - meaning no dampening - more float then a 1955 cadillac fleetwood ;-)
--- On Wed, 7/9/08, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8:30 PM
> Not so, Robby! Apparently you don’t believe or understand
> a thing
> that I’ve added to this thread. You are polling for
> fellow non
> believers. You want it all! A non believer in simple
> physics, but
> money can buy everything! Go of it, boy.
> On Jul 9, 2008, at 5:50 PM, robert weinberg wrote:
> > very true bernie,
> > i guess my thing is i need a poll of people and their
> > bilsteins are a fair amount cheaper than konis. if i
> can get
> > acceptable ride and still be able to joyfully fling it
> around with
> > bilsteins and V8 springs compared to blowing $789 for
> konis and H&R
> > springs, i'm all for it.
> > again, i MAY track the car at some point - like once
> just to see
> > how it does - but it's a big ass sedan, it's
> not a track car. it's
> > meant to tear up the highway and the occasional
> mountain road.
> > Robby
> > --- On Wed, 7/9/08, Bernie Benz
> <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:
> >> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> >> Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
> >> To: "Ed Kellock"
> <ekellock at gmail.com>
> >> Cc: "200q20V mailing list"
> <200q20v at audifans.com>
> >> Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 4:22 PM
> >> There is but one optimum, “critical” damping
> for a
> >> specific combo of
> >> spring rate and unsprung weight!
> >> Bilstein‘s marketing strategy is to over damp
> all stock
> >> applications,
> >> so the dumb customer can feel a big difference and
> >> feel good
> >> about his poor application and thin wallet.
> Obviously, I
> >> don’t like Bs.
> >> Konis can easily be and often are also adjusted to
> an over
> >> damped
> >> condition (read 2B). Damping has little to do with
> >> quality,
> >> Spring rate controls ride quality. Damping
> controls the
> >> suspension’s
> >> response to dynamic bump inputs, the timing for
> >> optimum
> >> return to SRH.
> >> Bernie
> >> On Jul 9, 2008, at 3:09 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
> >>> snip<
> >>> I really don't like the HDs. They are not
> >> compliant enough over
> >>> minor road
> >>> irregularities and the ride is jiggly and
> >> Based on prior
> >>> discussion,
> >>> I believe I am clearly in the minority in this
> >> however.
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