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



Doesn't matter what Lotus was doing then -- if they decided later that a lower wishbone was better, is it not reasonable for DeLorean owners to do the same?

Lotus Elise suspension (one Helluva spread eagle lower wishbone): http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/information/technical/aeoct04/suspension.jpg

Another view: http://www.panix.com/clay/elise/frsuspen.jpg

Before Marc's brain explodes Re: Elise sway bar: notice how it is shaped versus ours -- a very sharp right angle bend versus our approximately 45 degree angle.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> I am not familiar with every model Lotus ever built. I do know that what was done for the Delorean is what Lotus was doing on their own cars late '70's and early '80's. The whole frame and suspension is just a scaled up version of what Lotus had for themselves although they were not happy about the rear engine design. They used a mid engine set-up where the bulk of the weight of the motor and transaxle was ahead of the rear wheels. Some of the biggest problems revolved around the weight bias and polar moments caused by all that weight hanging off the rear of the car. It is a testament to the expertise at Lotus Engineering that they got the car to behave as well as it does. And without any active systems like ABS or Traction control, not even a proportioning valve in the brake system!
> David Teitelbaum
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> >
> > Actually David, I was hoping you would address this question because you are exposed to both the Lotus and DeLorean..  But, I don't think you addressed what I asked;
> > 
> > On the Lotus vehicles with the added "wishbone" LCA, was anything don
>




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