[V8] track F/R and fun stuff.....:-)

Ron Wainwright ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 18 11:45:49 EDT 2007

I've been kindaq following this thread from the
& since you'r a trusted, very knowlegable person Scott
I'de like to know your opinion on my setup.

 91 v8 5spd. 2Benn front & rear coilovers.
Front springs are (L)9-380(rate),
& rears are (L)7-400(rate)
Got the bigger 28mm front 4.2 bar & got the RSB from a
95.5 S6A.
I run 255/35 18 tire on BBS LM 18x8.5. I'm looking for
a bigger tire...265'ish/40.
But the rims are 35et & I'll be running a 5mm spacer
up front & none on the rear
In your expert opinion...what you think about that?

 Ron Mit DTM in progress

--- QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:

> Well, I'd disagree with that statement (torsen boy
> alert!).  First,  the 
> center torsen is only in the 5speed car.  Torsens
> also get really  confused when 
> they leave the ground, and then hit it again, that's
> why torsens  were never 
> really used in Group B rally cars (1 known exception
> was San Remo 85,  mostly 
> pavement).  That said, the v8 has a locker center,
> but I doubt it's  locking 
> under the conditions described.  It also wasn't
> clear if the 4kq  had locked 
> diffs.  But after 15years of Steamboat, rallycross,
> and race car  tweeking, I go 
> on record that the lockers have the advantage.  But
> here I  don't think it has 
> anything to do with the diffs.
> A triangulated swaybar will add spring rate and
> castor changes to  undulating 
> dynamic conditions, much more so than a type 85 with
> the same  suspension 
> geometry front and rear, all else being equal.
> My .02
> Scott (aka torsen boy) Justusson
> In a message dated 4/18/2007 9:18:04 A.M. Central
> Standard Time,  
> Scottp at ippe.com writes:
> The V8  Excels here (under acceleration) due to the
> Torsen diff's (only
> working  under load..shifting torque to the wheel
> with the most  grip).
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