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Old 09-06-08, 12:37 PM
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spring rate & shock dampning rebound and compression

Hows it going everyone, i been gone for about 3 years now but im back, and starting where i left off with a few questions. I understand spring rate it takes x amount of lbs to compress a spring 1 inch.. I understand shock rebound and compression but i dont understand is putting the two together. For example stiffer springs on the front will cause more understeer, stiffer springs in the rear will cause oversteer; Im foucsed more on road racing so my question is, after picking the right springs for road racing, how do i determine the right shocks and the right settings for them? thanks guys, feels good to be back in the rx community once again...
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Are you turning your car into a pure track car or a mix of street and track? Howard Coleman has a good suspension thread for those (like me who have a street/track car:

https://www.rx7club.com/suspension-wheels-tires-brakes-20/howard-colemans-fd-chassis-setup-723617/
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ahh nice, thanks, going to be for both street and track, i read that article by coleman,also just finished reading some of motorbooks workshop high performance handling, i understand the concept of it now, thanks alot...
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evil aviator posted this up, and it mirrors what we've discovered thru datlogging on our race car.

http://farnorthracing.com/autocross_secrets6.html
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