Re: [DML] Rob Grady's Personal Lower Suspension
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Re: [DML] Rob Grady's Personal Lower Suspension



Any fore/aft movement in Rob's LCA is beyond negligible.

Even my own pseudo wishbones are unbelievably stable. I noticed the biggest difference at 80 mph. Louie Golden has ridden in dozens of DeLoreans, and he told me once that they all have weird harmonics and vibrations at speed. I know one DeLorean he hasn't had a chance to ride in yet that will definitely change his mind. 

Take your sway bar off, stand it on end, then pull down on it. You will be amazed how flexible it is. That is the only thing that tries (unsuccessfully) to hold an OEM LCA still. OEM LCA's are totally at the mercy of what is basically a giant spring. No wonder they twist and bend and vibrate and eventually disintegrate.

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Michael Griese <mike.griese@...> wrote:
>
> There is some fore/aft movement as there is compliance in the bushes.  To 
> completely eliminate fore/aft movement you would have to replace the bushes with 
> heim joints.
> 
>  --
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: content22207 <brobertson@...>
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tue, November 8, 2011 11:10:37 AM
> Subject: [DML] Rob Grady's Personal Lower Suspension
> 
>   
> A kind soul just pointed me to these pics of Rob Grady's personal LCA's (10,000 
> points to the first person who figures out how they were made):
> http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317417_271401022905155_100001057778755_832024_2077365710_n.jpg
> 
> http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/377163_271400979571826_100001057778755_832023_459186805_n.jpg
> 
> http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/377059_271400929571831_100001057778755_832022_999504283_n.jpg
> 
> http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/313027_271400872905170_100001057778755_832020_829589403_n.jpg
> 
> 
> Obviously Rob's LCA's have no fore/aft movement whatsoever, which should to lay 
> to rest once & for ever fears that lower wishbones will rip the sway bar off the 
> crumple extension (anyone who has ever stood one on end and flexed it knew that 
> argument was a Red Herring all along -- the sway bar is bendy as can be, which 
> makes it totally unsuitable to serve as a backwards thrust arm).
> 
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> 
> 
>  
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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