Re: [DML] Front Ride Height Intentions - Documented Proof
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Re: [DML] Front Ride Height Intentions - Documented Proof

1. The bumper height is fine in either position
2. The headlights were too low with the original front ride height
3. Cheap springs sag, they don't lift a car
4. This is how urban legends start...
5. Lotus did not need to raise the nose of the DeLorean to keep
it from outhandling the Esprit.  800 pounds additional weight and the 
big lump of engine behind the rear axle did that all by itself.

By the way, the headlamp regulation came into force between the 
time the prototypes were designed and the car finally reached
volume production.  There wasn't much that could be done
to the design of the car by then.


-------------- Original message from Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> I have heard that too. Among other reasons like: 
> 1. bumper height requirements 
> 2. headlight height requirements 
> 3. cheep springs were used to save money 
> 4. they just screwed up & made up the reasons in #1 & #2 above 
> ( 
> 5. better handling that the Lotus so Chaplan mucked it up (like mentioned in my 
> prior email and here: 
> and more here 
> ) 
> What I want to know may be trivial to some but I just want to know the truth as 
> the "why" the height was raised. And this is the first physical proof I have 
> seen 
> that the intent was for the car to be lower than the stock high nose. 
> Has anyone seen any proof as to the "why"? 

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