Superlative, as always.gavin said:How am I doing?
I would love to know the dimensions of the inserts (length/diameter of shell, stroke length, length above shoulder, diameter above shoulder) just so I could harrass Mssrs. Bilstein, Tokico, KYB et all about other applications which may fit or almost fit.gavin said:Comments?
Since you ask -- hehe.gavin said:Critiques?
Not quite so sharp in your old age, eh Kirk? Do you also think that Gavin just removed his AAS motors as well?SleepCounter said:Sprung weight. I thought the white car was competition only these days. You certain you need those speakers on the rear deck or is that a race trick to change weight bias while observing the spirit (yeah, right) of the rules?
Ill get that info for you. The inserts are installed on the car but its not that hard to remove them(especially since the car is still up in the air).I would love to know the dimensions of the inserts (length/diameter of shell, stroke length, length above shoulder, diameter above shoulder) just so I could harrass Mssrs. Bilstein, Tokico, KYB et all about other applications which may fit or almost fit.
Bilstein makes a real quality product. Top notch stuff. One of Bilstiens tricks is they love parts interchangability. The guts from their race shocks most of the time fit in their passenger offerings. This means, parts are plentiful and cheap. The one thing that has been slow has been external adjustement however.Especially Herr Bilstein -- I've had good luck with his wares.
The threaded boss athe the base of the inset is about 1" in length. I dont recall this affecting the shock stroke on the 1st gen Sports(and I would assume the same for the 1st gen Specials). There was plenty of travel to be had.Particularly interested in travel of the 1G Specials
I might look around to see if I can find some aluminum tubing one day. The pipe couplers was a stroke of good luck though. Yes, they are heavy(er) than aluminum, and every ounce counts, but in the grand scheme of things I let the weight slide.Unsprung weight
Hmm.. you claim that you are old, but those are some good eyes. Some of these are older photos of the car when I first installed the illumina/GC setup on the car. The speakers have since been removed.Sprung weight
Its the springs that support the cars weight. To get the car to a lower height you can either shorten the spring(standard lowering springs) or lower the spring perch(coilovers).KiNg MaRtY said:So what if you weren't to use the "spacers"? more of a drop but a chance of bottoming out?