Race Car Tech Discuss anything related to road racing and auto X.

FB Spring Rates

Old 11-20-02, 10:08 PM
  #1  
Yeah, shutup kid.
10 Year Member
Thread Starter
 
coldy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,686
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Question FB Spring Rates

My car: '85 GS, gutted cats, straight through muffler, a/c removed, no sunroof, no powersteering, 15''x6'' wheels w/195-50-15 Yoko AVS ES 100's.

I will be using my car for auto-x, but it is also my only car, so it's driven daily on the street. A rough or harsh ride will not bother me at all, as long as it's not too bad. I was thinking either 350/150 or 450/175. They will be from ground control, with the adjustable front perches. My car is mostly stock, just a few small upgrades. The toxico illumina's are to expensive for me, but I've heard the HP's work well. What would be the best spring rates for my car. After I get these, I will get a racing beat front sway bar, and strut tower bar. I want to try to be competitive in auto-x next year(also my first year). Would the 450/175 preform much better than the 350/150 , or is there not going to be much of a preformance difference except a harsher ride on the street?

-Matt
coldy13 is offline  
Old 11-21-02, 12:27 AM
  #2  
Rotary Enthusiast
15 Year Member
 
abeomid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 815
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
350/175 is a good setup. If you go with the tri-link instead of the watt's link at some point, then it's 350/200. BUt you won't need anything larger than that.
abeomid is offline  
Old 11-21-02, 11:13 PM
  #3  
Rotary Freak
10 Year Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Kill No Cone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Olympia WA
Posts: 1,982
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
It will also depend on how flat your prime autocross track is. I drive at a couple spots and the stiff spring work well on a smooth surface, but if there are dips then it is not as sweet a setup. The other thing is how often do you race in the rain? Stiff spring can make the car less forgiving there.

good luck
Kill No Cone is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
zyph3r
Canadian Forum
10
09-16-18 07:14 PM
He's On Toroids
NE RX-7 Forum
48
10-19-15 08:58 PM
inMotion719
Introduce yourself
1
09-28-15 03:09 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: FB Spring Rates


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: