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joni

posted on 1/2/15 at 10:16 PM Reply With Quote
Spring rates

Hi near finished my westfield seiw for sprints and hillclimbs and was wondering what spring rates I should be going for car is fitted with a vauxhall red top engine
Thanks in advanced

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daniel mason

posted on 1/2/15 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
You'll need a very forgiving front end on the hills!
Do not set it up like a circuit racer!

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joni

posted on 1/2/15 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
You'll need a very forgiving front end on the hills!
Do not set it up like a circuit racer!
a

Hi dan yes I no and as out hills are Bumpy as they are just public roads would you have a starting point

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joni

posted on 1/2/15 at 10:28 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

Also going to be running avon slicks and wets
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daniel mason

posted on 1/2/15 at 11:41 PM Reply With Quote
A15 or a92 fronts?
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joni

posted on 2/2/15 at 09:47 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
A15 or a92 fronts?


A15

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daniel mason

posted on 2/2/15 at 10:11 AM Reply With Quote
Give Luke at playskool a buzz! He's running a supercharged duratec now and will have good ideas on sprint rates etc!
Also arb's too

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tymkea

posted on 13/9/16 at 01:38 PM Reply With Quote
use Mallock's spring stiffness analogy. It was explained very fully in Staniforth's race and rally source book.
big travel from jacked at no load on your springs down to loaded height. Compared to nearly no travel for a fully aero car like F1 and LMP1.
3" to 4" (70mm to 100mm) from fully loaded to jacked up and no load would be a rough target for a no aero competition car.
Is it "static deflection"?

[Edited on 13/9/16 by tymkea]

[Edited on 13/9/16 by tymkea]

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loggyboy

posted on 13/9/16 at 01:44 PM Reply With Quote
Welcome tymkea, but check the dates on old posts before replying as this tread is well over a year old.






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