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Richie Rich 02-22-2013 11:26 AM

Rear suspension limiting straps...yea or na????
 
I have a 2002 ZX 3 that has been upgraded to a 2004 SVT. I have taken it to several track days and am constantly finding little things to do to up grade the car.
I use to track a 87 Civic SI. The Honda had limiting straps on the rear suspension and would carry the inside rear tire under hard cornering. The car handle great!!
Now, has anybody tried this on a Focus? And if so, what were/are the results?

wrc_fan 02-22-2013 12:16 PM

Were the straps used because the spring lost all tension at full droop?

Richie Rich 02-22-2013 12:23 PM

No. The straps helped transfer weight in hard cornering and really helped tighten it up.

teamDFL 02-22-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richie Rich (Post 4602862)
No. The straps helped transfer weight in hard cornering and really helped tighten it up.

Not really. A fully unloaded tire such as one that a limiter would help is not a meaningful portion of the weight transfer equation.

Tyler T 02-26-2013 03:13 AM

I'd recommend a stiff rear anti-roll bar. It has a similar effect as limiting straps but grip is more linear and less on/off. I've used both.


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