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Old 06-27-07, 07:24 PM
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Suspension Question

Heyo,

I've been looking for a site that explains all the in's and out's of suspension tuning and chassis bracing (traction bars, ladder bars, etc..) but most of the time all I find is small snippets, links to amazon.com to buy thier book, or people who have no idea what they are talking about.

Does anyone know of a good site for me to learn? I'd go buy some of these books but i'm on disability right now (broken foot) and have plenty of time, but not a lot of money. I'm even open to good book suggestions that would help me narrow down what book to get as there's a lot out there.

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Old 06-27-07, 09:55 PM
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The best book I've run across is titled "how to make your car handle". I'm sure that there are more advanced books out there, but for developing a basic to advanced understanding of how everything works, and how to make changes, this is a great source... Another good source would be Google. Just type your question and follow the results. They won't be exclusive to rx7s, but will still mostly apply.
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Old 06-30-07, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Kentetsu View Post
The best book I've run across is titled "how to make your car handle". I'm sure that there are more advanced books out there, but for developing a basic to advanced understanding of how everything works, and how to make changes, this is a great source... Another good source would be Google. Just type your question and follow the results. They won't be exclusive to rx7s, but will still mostly apply.
I've heard of that before. I'll see if I can find one on ebay.
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i have this book

http://www.amazon.com/Chassis-Engine...971608-1785726

it doesn't specifically tell you how to setup your car, instead it shows how everything works in relationship to each other suspension wise and how to calculate whats going on, and how to calculate what a change will result in.

Very good book IMHO. I Acuatly just recently dug it out again and read a chapter a night
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Originally Posted by CrackHeadMel View Post
i have this book

http://www.amazon.com/Chassis-Engine...971608-1785726

it doesn't specifically tell you how to setup your car, instead it shows how everything works in relationship to each other suspension wise and how to calculate whats going on, and how to calculate what a change will result in.

Very good book IMHO. I Acuatly just recently dug it out again and read a chapter a night
I will check this out as well. I went to Barnes and Nobles last night (got a disability check!) to look for "how to make your car handle" and all I found was books on the history of Mustangs and "how to make your car like the cars in The Fast and the Furious:

half.com and amazon.com ftw!
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The book "How to Make Your Car Handle" is written by Fred Puhn. It was the first ever sports car oriented suspension book I read, almost 30 years ago. It has been updated, and is still a wonderful beginners suspension book.
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