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



Basically Lotus modified the original LCA to take on a lower A arm geometry.  
They separated the fore/aft location of the LCA from the ARB by adding the extra 
piece.  The washer you see is not a collar but a washer used to compress the 
bushing on the end of the ARB.  The reasons Lotus did this was the improvements 
in tire technologies over the years, the increase in horsepower available from 
the drivetrain and the improvements in braking.  The improved grip of 
performance tires was starting to overwhelm the suspension design.

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Mike




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From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, October 26, 2011 1:11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension

  
Google helped me find a photo, but maybe someone with a Lotus can explain what 
is going on?

http://homepages.ipact.nl/~theunissen/index_files/image052.jpg

I can see where the extra support bar was added.  Nice that they have it so 
close to the lower ball joint.  That extra arm is bolted back to the frame so 
the LCA cannot move forward/aft.

The ARB (Anti-Roll Bar, I see someone asked what ARB was) looks a bit thinner 
than ours, and there is some sort of aluminum collar insert in the bushing??  Is 
that a slide of some sort, so the ARB does not bind in the LCA as it moves up 
and down??


 

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