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Old 09-03-02, 11:37 PM
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What would you do if you could improve on an FD's suspension?

This thread doesn't have any meaning behind it, but to get ideas. I don't have money, or an FD. But think it would be interesting to see everyones ideas on improving one of the better handling production cars ever.

Lotta money
Space a gutted FD (maybe wider fenders)

What all would you do to improve upon the suspension, and other things in that area (to fit wider tires, lighter weight, stronger, etc)

Aftermarket suspension. Something along the lines of JIC Magic's packages. Very adjustable, and a full package (as far as that portion goes).

Full roll cage with some bars placed in strategic places to help stiffen the chassis greatly at the same time.
I always see on race cars (RE Amemiya comes to mind), that they have their roll cages and chassis's stiffened w/ metal sheets welded between the bar itself, and the car chassis. I'm guessing that this connects the car everywhere that the rollcage runs, but does not have an end welded into the body of the car.
Is there any other use for that metal between the chassis and roll cage (usually has large holes in it, but im guessing those are for weight).

I would go w/ cantilever suspension in the rear. I'm not sure about fitting it up front (maybe position the springs inside of the fender??)
You have the bling factor, a bit more room for wider tire/wheel (always helpful), and the improvements in suspension travel. I think cantilever suspension helps with unsprung weight.
Anyone have any websites that explain the workings/geometry better, or show pictures of it aftermarket in a car.

I'm not sure on the stock suspension of FDs as-is. So I can't really suggest much more.

Anyone else?
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Old 09-03-02, 11:40 PM
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carbon fiber doors? rear hatch? hood? na pp motor?

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How about getting A51 Batman to make a Cantalouver (sp) suspension for it.
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Old 09-03-02, 11:43 PM
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those would all make it lighter, and the N/A I guess would be the preferred for track racing.
I wouldn't know since I've never driven a turbo rotary and barely consider my N/A a rotary.
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just turn it into the Bat Mobile!!!!!!

ive got a 4 point cage in mine with bilstein coilovers and it handles really well.

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