Re: [DML] Can we make the ride smoother?
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Re: [DML] Can we make the ride smoother?

I am very happy with Martys shocks and from your description you would be too.

His setup makes the rear spring height adjustable, so I then lowered the back and installed Ed Udings lowered front springs.  The car rides and looks fantastic.  Keep in mind the lowered springs get us back to the original design height.

Both Ed and Marty ane GREAT to deal with too.


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From:  "stephenucedu" <steve10000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subj:  [DML] Can we make the ride smoother?
Date:  Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:50 am
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To:  "dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I recently purchased my third D, and was reminded of how the ride is so rough. Rob Grady once described this to me as like a "buckboard". On one of my cars I put on his shocks and it helped some, but there was a long way to go. Some days, I feel exhausted after driving  
to work (30 miles) due to the rough ride and the noise. The ride, as we all know, is very dependent on the road condition, but here in the DC area its a mess, and on some roads it really is a buckboard feel. I have seen various ideas floated-about, concerning quieting down the ride, with certain springs, shocks and tires (such as the Marty Maier shocks from long ago, Rob's shocks, DMCH etc, and various tires). I am not interested in performance (like taking sharp curves, feeling the road, or hugging the road, etc). Rather, a softer, quieter, smoother, maybe even mushy ride. It wouldn't hurt to have a different steering  
column, so that you don't feel every crack in the road, but that's probably not realistic.  
So, can I try to get a consensus on the best: 
That can accomplish this goal? 
steve liggett 
vin # 005983 

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