I was thinking more along the lines of non-prograssive spring rates. As in custom ones for a set of GCs or the like. Area of 500F/400R.Integra15lb on Sep/21/02 said:meusspeed race has high spring rates and h&r race also thers a article on this.
A) Some of us can't drop the thousand + it'll take for some shiny name brand "real" coiloversSurferX on Sep/21/02 said:Sleeves on a track?
Haha quite hostile. I sell aromatherapy in my stores and can get 40% off for you on a "stress less" kitNacho on Sep/21/02 said:A) Some of us can't drop the thousand + it'll take for some shiny name brand "real" coilovers
B) People who race alot more than 95% of the people here use the Koni/GC combo on race prepped RX-7s, Miatas and the like to VERY good results (FTD 9 times outta 10 at your local auto-X, anyone?), so save me the "sleeves are crap" speel.
Sorry, its just half the time i ask about GC spring rates, i get the "Sleeves are junk, you're a ricer" speel. The bonus (to me) with the GCs is the availability of any custom spring rates on demand for different events, the price and the fact they work with my konis that are already on the car.SurferX on Sep/21/02 said:Haha quite hostile. I sell aromatherapy in my stores and can get 40% off for you on a "stress less" kit
I don't put much faith into who does what at your local auto-x. Ranking depends mainly on the skill and experience of the local drivers. Some guy down here took a Ford Explorer (yes the SUV) and pulled faster times than some of the local WRX club. I don't take that to mean Explorers are faster and/or handle better than WRXs would you?
on a track the name of the game is reliability and consistancy. Whether it's for a 2 minunte auto-x run or a 30 minunte lapping session on a road course I don't take chances on cheap parts. But I never said to get some fancy expensive coilover package. In fact I doubt most would even be able to take advantage of what coilovers have to offer. one of the main things people overlook is corner weighting of the car, and with sleeves you're likely to mess up all your settings after you take it on for it's first run. If I can't afford real coilovers (who can?) then I would go with quality standalone springs for better reliability and consistancy.
I hope this works out for you. I run the Neuspeed race springs and they are 455-F and 360-R. I would be very hesitant on putting more spring rate in the rear than the front. My car has very little under steer in it as is. So going with more rate in the rear would freak me out. Maybe it just my driving style.Nacho on Sep/24/02 said:Meh, i ordered 400F/500R GCs (reccomeneded rates from H-T.com members), so i'll let you guys know how it is.