|10-27-2009 10:36 AM|
|christian900se||Ok, I was just checking. I didn't mean that the rates would drastically be uprated, but rather uprate it a bit more at least as an option.|
|10-27-2009 06:37 AM|
|10-26-2009 06:26 PM|
there needs to be a balance of all the components to prevent premature wear or negative effects to the handling characteristics. (excessive understeer/oversteer)
stiffer spring rate can also reduce bottoming out.
|10-26-2009 06:23 PM|
lol i think i had the cruise set at like 70-75 the whole time.
that ain't that fast man.
|10-26-2009 06:22 PM|
What are the disadvantages about increasing the spring rate? (Obviously within reason.)
|10-26-2009 06:21 PM|
|christian900se||Hahaha, I think he secretly likes the car being that well put together. On the way to Carlisle, there were a few times where I realized I had fallen behind the group (thanks to you being a speed demon) and had to lay into it to catch up. It was a good excuse to get up to 100, maybe a bit more and he didn't complain. Thats about the fastest I think I will ever go with my dad in the car lol.|
|10-26-2009 01:08 PM|
IIRC i was on your team
your dad should work out more. saabs are not good for offroading.
|10-26-2009 01:07 PM|
|christian900se||But- me and my dad did beat you at flip cup IIRC.|
|10-26-2009 01:06 PM|
|10-26-2009 01:04 PM|
|viggenkid||you dad needs to grow some balls.|
|10-26-2009 01:02 PM|
|10-26-2009 12:22 PM|
yeah he claimed that he couldn't drive anywhere without bottoming out. i've never had a issue though.
maybe he still had those pesky midcar mudflaps on that tend to scrap over everything?
|10-26-2009 11:53 AM|
|10-26-2009 10:23 AM|
|Ice Man||^ Cool. Good to know.|
|10-26-2009 09:45 AM|
|Champ||Thank you sir! Figured it was an easy explanation.|
|10-26-2009 09:31 AM|
How about info on spring rates?
|10-26-2009 09:24 AM|
The rear springs in the koni kit are just fine. Look just like the H&R and most others.. (BG excluded, they are a little too low rate.) Their engineers know a little more than some forum specialist.. Anyway.
You need a certain length spring to get it to not fall out when at full droop. This is controlled by the dampers on the NG. But to get a car to ride height it takes a certain spring rate. But what if you cannot get to this height at a rate that will fit in the hole unloaded? You make the spring dual rate or add some "dead" coils, that is the only "work" to keep the thing in the hole unloaded. The rest of the time the other coils handle the main "work" Understand? The 9-3 SS uses this from the factory.
|10-26-2009 08:07 AM|
Hope to get some form of resolution regarding the spring rate issue. My car before it went back on new OEM springs (retained the Koni shocks).
|10-26-2009 08:05 AM|
|stevbd||x. 2. The car sits more level, so the front air dam lifts up slightly. With Eibachs on a Viggen, the front sits just about the same as stock.|
|10-26-2009 07:24 AM|
The front doesn't drop nearly as much as the back.
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