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Old 5th July 2011, 01:40 PM
croweater croweater is offline
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Hi Andrew,

I appreciate your input as a skilled constructor & competitor. I have read this question and found it extremely interesting. The question on ride height and adjustability is something I am inputting in my build. I have spent a lot of time following the McSorley design in the U.S, in which he uses circle track adjustable inner control arm mountings on the front of his car. This means an additional vertical member in the frame and does aray with the front awkwardly angled frame section.

My thoughts are that in the event of altering ridr height, changing shocks etc., etc., resetting the front suspension geometry should be easily resolved.

My only thought is that the the inner control arm is in single shear, but the dirt track racing that these units are designed for, cop a heap of abuse and should be suitable for our clubman style cars.

Oh I am a long way off the build process at this time, as I am collecting all mt "treasures & tooling" to start.

I really appreciate the input and assistance I get from this site and other "Locost" sites such as "ozclubbies" and "locost usa".

Thanks to all the contributors and have a safe, enjoyable day.

Thanks

Brian
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Old 5th July 2011, 01:43 PM
croweater croweater is offline
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Red face shocking question?

Oops, sorry for my bad spelling.. old eyes and keyboard designs not set out for 'old codgers" and fumbly fingers!!

Rgds

Brian
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Old 22nd October 2012, 12:48 PM
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To give people an idea of prices at the moment. Just ordered a set of Protechs. With 250/350 springs and a c spanner thrown in. 434 delivered.
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Old 22nd October 2012, 06:45 PM
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The shorter springs worked fine on the Teamtrain Roadster but it was track use only set 5 1/2 and 4 ins front corner weighted for driver.
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Old 1st July 2013, 09:24 PM
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ok people i have been driving round now and wanted to give some feed back on my setup on local devon bumpy pot holed roads
all seems fine

my car has 325kg front and back with no driver and F 345kg and R 390kg with

8" 350lb in front mid way @ 5" ride height on 15" wheels (195/60r15) 20psi
9" 220lb mid way in rear 5.5" ride same wheels/tyres as fronts 20psi

i would go no higher on rear spring poundage i would say any more and its going to suffer rear end grip in powering ot of cornering 200-220lb will be fine

6 clicks front and 3 rear (with gaz) with the damping you dont need much

im going to drop down half inch but i think its going to be as low as i want to go for road and all lower arms will be leval

one of the most grippy 7's i have driven

Last edited by baz-r : 1st July 2013 at 09:26 PM. Reason: extra info
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Old 2nd July 2013, 06:53 AM
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Baz, which length shocks did you buy in the end?
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Old 1st January 2014, 11:36 PM
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Baz, which length shocks did you buy in the end?
I would be interested to know too?
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Old 16th January 2014, 09:27 AM
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14-9.5 bush ended gaz units
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