Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension
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Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension

Depends upon the frame. My LCA's themselves are indestructible: welded up 1/8" alloy steel, with 1/4" thick spring perches and 1/2" thick ball joint pads. Total weight between them is about 15 lbs. Apparently there is no weight penalty, because every person who drove my car also evaluated it faster than a stock DeLorean.

Do be advised that beefing up the front end causes it to hug the road even better, which makes the rear end even more squirrelly -- one of the drivers almost passed himself in a particularly aggressive turn.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "K.L. (KAYO) Ong" <klo@...> wrote:
> Mr. Robertson:
> How well will your modified suspension hold up on the treacherous  
> streets and roads of New York City?
> Kayo Ong
> #5508
> Lic  9D NY
> On Oct 20, 2011, at 11:20 PM, content22207 wrote:
> > I just drove from the NC/SC border to DC on my new front  
> > suspension: Byrne's LCA's *AND* Ed's outriggers. The combined  
> > effect is nothing short of revolutionary. This is the way these  
> > cars should have been built in the first place. If people promise  
> > not to crash my car, I will let them test drive it at DMA this  
> > weekend.
> >
> > Anyone who has ever removed their sway bar knows how floppy OEM  
> > LCA's are (let's be brutally honest -- they're unacceptably floppy  
> > even with the sway bar in place). Even before my sway bar was  
> > reattached, the lower "wishbones" had absolutely no fore/aft  
> > movement whatsoever.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >
> > 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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