deca shoot out
Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:52 PM
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:50 PM
I think my body roll has more to do with insufficient sway bar strenght [ ridgidity ] than spring poundage. Spings are working individually ,whereas a swaybar twists , so actually is helped by both actions .Somebody with more knowledge will hopefully confirm this or I have just wasted some money on a 26mm front bar.
Both soft springs and soft swaybars will contribute to body roll. Springs are usually rated in pounds per inch, which is to do with how much force needs to be applied to them to compress them. As you corner, the body weight is leaning hard on the outer springs, exerting a given force (combination of vehicle weight, g-force and swaybars, among other factors). This force will compress the spring a certain amount. If you then put heavier springs in, but were able to keep the other factors the same, the amount the spring is compressed will be reduced.
I have the thought off the top of my head that a swaybar has more effect on the inside wheel than on the outside wheel - as in, it tries to keep the car level left to right. Its not really strong enough to have much of an effect on how much the cars weight is compressing the outer spring, but it can have a big effect on the inner (unloaded) wheel which is being pushed down by the spring alone.
My thought here is that in simple terms (with relation to bodyroll): Stiffer springs stop the outer side of the body compressing down, while stiffer swaybars stop the inner side of the body lifting up. Something I haven't really thought about in detail before, would appreciate anyone elses point of view on this.
Do you know if there are any other days like DECA in Vic or other states,
2 Alfa club ones I know of in the near (and not so near!) future:
Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:21 PM
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