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Old 06-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #21
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They eat up the the equivalent spring rate worth of weight, which in my case is around 100 lbs IIRC (got to remember the effect of springs in series).
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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yeah i know...too many maths to calcuate
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #23
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I'm waiting for a full droop picture or video. How long does it take to jack up a car...
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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Not long, but I'm at work.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #25
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not long, but i'm at work.

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #26
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The helpers will do something when the entire rear becomes unloaded not so much on the side to side because of the sway bar.

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #27
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Unfortunately, the road course I go to has no jumps

I could see how that would be the case. I need to get some footage of the front too. I'll see if I can find a place to mount the camera.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #28
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Maybe under hard braking on sticky tires?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #29
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i want to see 40mph over a speed bump
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #30
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I will do hard breaking from 40+ and see what happens... No speed bump
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oh come on, we need data + lolz!
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I'll supply the camera, someone else supply the car.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #33
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supply the xidas and ill supply the car... lets see how far this goes.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #34
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How bout I pull a shock and just beat on it with a bat?
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #35
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Actually, i just remembered a spot on the highway that feels like the car really lifts off the road. That might be a great shot of the car unloading... I'll try to get that on film.
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i want to see 40mph over a speed bump
I've done ~85mph through speedbumps at MSRH...that was a sad moment. lol
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And you wasted it with no film footage. As pennance, let's do it again. I'll grab my camera...
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Here is full droop, not bound:

Hey look at that.
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