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Old 07-26-02, 01:28 AM
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550/350 for track/street

is anyone out there running insane spring rates on the street. i plan on going 550/350 since the overall feel will not bother me, im asking as a safety issue. would i be fine. by the way, if i wanted the rx7 to ride like a caddy, i would have bougt a caddy.
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Old 07-26-02, 01:36 AM
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Do you have a full roll cage?

(Thinking here about the body being unable to absorb the shock of road use with essentially no suspension...)
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I run 550/425. It's fine for me, but it's not my only car...
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Oh .. which gen? It's a big difference 1st-gen vs 2nd-gen vs 3rd-gen because the vehicle weights and lever arm angles vary. (a 550 in a 1st-gen would be much harsher than in a 2nd-gen which would be much harsher than in a 3rd-gen)
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Originally posted by peejay
Oh .. which gen? It's a big difference 1st-gen vs 2nd-gen vs 3rd-gen because the vehicle weights and lever arm angles vary. (a 550 in a 1st-gen would be much harsher than in a 2nd-gen which would be much harsher than in a 3rd-gen)
I doubt 550 in a 2nd gen would be harsher than a 3rd gen, particularly since the 2nd gen is heavier and is less stiff.

I run 650/450 on the street. Used to use 500/450, but can't really tell the difference bwteen the two when commuting (they're both harsh as hell )

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thanks for the input guys. its what i wanted and hoped i would hear. it is for a third gen and i have a 01 F4i and an 89 crx project car as other means of transportation.
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Originally posted by artowar2
I run 550/425. It's fine for me, but it's not my only car...
Whoops, mine is a 3d gen...
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