Re: [DML] "Bauerle Brackets" ( was: - Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!)
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Re: [DML] "Bauerle Brackets" ( was: - Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!)

In my opinion it's bad.

The whole purpose of the trailing arm suspension as it is 
designed is to keep the contact patch of the rear tires
as close to uniform as possible as the suspension moves
through its range of travel.  Limiting the motion of the 
trailing arm bold defeats the purpose of the design and
will place more stress into the sidewalls of the tires.  This
will cause the contact patch to get smaller as the body 
of the car tries to roll during cornering, increasing
oversteer.  Not a good thing at all with a rear-engined
car like the DeLorean.


-------------- Original message from Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> I guess my confusion on this is, Lotus designed the 
> structure so there WOULD be deflection. 
> So, is it good or bad to install a bracket that will 
> reduce it? 
> The concept of the "Bauerle Bracket" seems like a good 
> one (and I have considered finding a set myself), but 
> what I am questioning is if it defeats some of the 
> design goals that Lotus had in mind. 

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