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Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 8 09:05:01 PDT 2009


preload is ride height.  Not stiffness. Only at the extreme does it 
make the ride "stiffer"


On Sep 8, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Chris Burgess wrote:

> Do you think the carcuss of the 003's are stiffer than the 090's?  That
> would make you need to stiff the suspension since the tires can do 
> less of
> the work than they did before.
>
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Jo Rhett 
> <jorhett at fastlizardracing.com>wrote:
>
>> Sorry FYI I meant 003s.  I was switching from the 090s to the 003s ;-)
>>
>> I had to stiff up the front and rear preload.  Note: this may be only
>> because I needed to anyway, but I found that when I went out on the 
>> 003s I
>> was sliding around at the same pace that the 090s were stable.  
>> Increasing
>> the preload on both sides made the tires grip better and I dropped my 
>> time
>> significantly.
>>
>>
>> On Sep 8, 2009, at 5:29 AM, Randy Grein wrote:
>>
>>> What did you have to stiffen up? Springs, compression, rebound,
>>> everything?
>>>
>>> Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
>>>
>>> On Sep 7, 2009, at 11:05 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sep 7, 2009, at 2:10 PM, Randy Grein wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Bridgestone finally has SV sized DOT tires and they're like $140 
>>>>> less a
>>>>> set.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Yeah, $260 a set is a sweet deal.  The 090s have sweet grip too but 
>>>> I had
>>>> to stiffen my suspension both front and back to make them pay.  But 
>>>> after
>>>> that change they ran well -- I dropped 2 seconds immediately after 
>>>> the
>>>> suspension fix.
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>> #53 SMRRC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> --
>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>> #553 WERA / AFM
>> #53 SMRRC
>>
>>
>>
>>
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