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Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Tue Sep 8 09:07:14 PDT 2009


Ah...preload isn't just ride height.  It affects the initial stroke of the
suspension.

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>wrote:

> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>>>> #53 SMRRC
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>> Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>>> #553 WERA / AFM
>>> #53 SMRRC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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