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Old 08-18-2011, 03:04 AM
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Do youn 'got lean'? *picture thread*

I guess I will start this thread off with a fitting picture.







Then a picture of my 8 with progress tech springs:












I guess Ill throw this in as well:









Happy postings, y'all.

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I don't get this thread... are you after examples of super stiff suspension or body roll? Cars shouldn't lean.

What's next, threads for people to post pictures of cup holders?
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tentacle Party View Post
I don't get this thread... are you after examples of super stiff suspension or body roll? Cars shouldn't lean.

What's next, threads for people to post pictures of cup holders?

Wont even entertain with writing a long post in reply to you so Ill just copy and paste from the 11 page thread at rx7club. Have fun reading.


Originally Posted by SayNoToPistons View Post
Not all body roll is a bad thing. The change of camber is the part that is unwanted. So, body roll directly doesn't translate to bad weight transfer if you take CG and lateral acceleration into consideration.

Another thing to take into consideration is that a suspension set up that allows some body roll can take unwanted load off the tires. Tires are heated by friction with the ground and flexing of the tire carcass and tread. When you throw more load on them they will get hotter as they flex and scrub against the ground. This happens under braking, cornering, and acceleration. A stiffer suspension can make the tire itself do more of the work in absorbing roll forces (the only way your suspension can fight roll is by pushing down on the outside tires, if your suspension is stiff, the tires will do the flexing, like F1). The harder you corner (more g's you pull) the more weight will be transferred. The softer your tires, the more the sidewall and treadblocks flex, the more heat is generated. You can have a fairly flat car that loads the tires up more than a car that rolls over on the door handles, but it all gets complicated by alignment and suspension geometry, so the opposite can be true as well. It comes down to what setup generates more overall grip.


With that said (and a lot was said); we just like seeing our cars achieving high lateral acceleration with the suspension doing its job. Controlled body roll if you will.
Originally Posted by dgeesaman View Post
Body roll is only ugly because we've been conditioned to think that by cars with vastly inferior suspension design.

The point of this thread is pictures that show the car cornering at maximum g's. But Damian's thread title just works better.
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Last summer hitting the "jump" at Auto City Speedway. Stock springs and Hoosier A6's will do it..


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^^ LOL thats awesome
Not as awesome as that avatar
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This was my RX7 in a SCCA Club Racing event at Gratten Raceway (MI), exit of turn 3, in the early 90's.

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Oh look. The people that track their car actually understands this thread. Go figure.
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anyone got 3 wheelin pics?
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Unless someone hit a bump or the sort, pretty sure no one has done 3 wheels with the serious lack of torque. I'd be surprised if someone managed such a feat naturally through the corners.
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I've gone on three wheels before...
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i've definitely seen an rx8 on 3 wheels a few times locally... torque has nothing to do with it.
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Here you go Al...Chris's 8 on 3 wheels:

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Mines not nearly as impressive but ill contribute : )

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Originally Posted by alz0rz View Post
i've definitely seen an rx8 on 3 wheels a few times locally... torque has nothing to do with it.
Not going to argue with you, but you're wrong. While it's not all about just torque, it has a major effect considering that the transfer of weight from the front to the rear when going through the corner has to do with torque from powering on the throttle as well as your suspension setup and tire grip to pull it off.

Saying it has nothing to do with it is quite absurd

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Here you go Al...Chris's 8 on 3 wheels:

While it's on a flat surface to achieve the roll, I am pleasantly surprised

Well done
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Originally Posted by Vlaze View Post
Not going to argue with you, but you're wrong. While it's not all about just torque, it has a major effect considering that the transfer of weight from the front to the rear when going through the corner has to do with torque from powering on the throttle as well as your suspension setup and tire grip to pull it off.

Saying it has nothing to do with it is quite absurd
It's all handling dynamics. Given a stiff enough suspension, insufficient suspension travel, grip, and speed you will lift a wheel with weight transfer in a turn. Any car, not just the RX8.

Whether the car can generate 15 torques at it's peak, or 500, if it can reach a sufficient speed coming into a turn in conjunction with any of the above you will be 2 or 3 wheeling.
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