[DML] Re: Suspension Choices (was Defunct Products (was - RE: FanZilla..
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[DML] Re: Suspension Choices (was Defunct Products (was - RE: FanZilla...))

At the moment I have two DeLoreans, one with the Mid-States setup and 
one with the DMCHouston/Eibach setup. Both are "fresh" installations. 
In addition to the price there are other very distinct differences that 
come in to play. Depending on what you are looking for in a suspension, 
this may over-ride the price difference. 

The DMCH setup is probably more "true" to the original DMC design, in 
that it is relatively stiff and very appropriate to a sports car. This 
is very noticable when driving the two back to back. It does get rid of 
the harshness that seems to be the problem with worn-out OEM Girlings 
at this point, but it you still get a very responsive, very low sway-on-
turns setup. I'd compare it to the suspension on my M3 in this respect. 

The Mid-states suspension is designed as a "touring" suspension. It is 
somewhat softer than either the original or the DMCH setup. Notably 
more lean in handling maneuvers, noticeably less stiffness on bad 
pavement/railroad crossings. For long-distance or non-aggressive 
driving it's probably a bit easier on the driver, with a feel more like 
a larger sedan. Whether this is what you are looking for or not in a 
DeLorean is very much a personal decision.  

The condition of the roads you normally drive on may influence your 
decision. Honestly I don't have a preference, I can appreciate each for 
it's intended use. It's nice to have choices. As usual, don't buy on 
price alone. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@xxxx> wrote:
> This method is evident in the cancelation of the Koncelik/Grady 
shocks. One
> complainer kept complaining scaring off potential buyers (even after 
the offer
> was given to fix the isolated problem), then costs went up and now 
that product
> no longer exists. Now there is no real healthy vendor competition for 
this item,
> though Mid-State DeLorean Club still offers their option at half the 
cost of the
> Eibach setup. http://www.midstatedmc.com/parts/shocks.html
> Shannon Y
> 16506

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