01-20-2008, 07:43 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Perth, WA
[QUOTE=best of blue;4085990]question about stabilizer for tt-01,
is it helpful or just add beauty to a car?
and if its helpful in what way?
Stabilizer bars adjust side to side traction, by resisting body roll.
When an upwards force is applied to one suspension arm an upwards force is also applied to the other arm attached to the stabilizer. This makes the car ride flatter through corners. The weight is spread more evenly between both left and right wheels.
Without attempting to explain the physics, there is also an overall loss of traction|grip with the addition of a stabilizer. This has the effect of changing the balance of the car to the other end.
If your car loses traction at the rear when slowing and turning in (spins out turning under brakes), a stiffer stabilizer at the front (or softer at the rear) will make the car have more grip at the rear.
The basic rule, stiffer stabilizer at one end means more traction at the other.
Note that you are wasting your time if you don't stiffen the TT-01 it flexes so much that the stabilizers do stuff all.
I suggest a carbon fibre upper and the 3 Racing shock tower stiffeners - then you will be able to see the effects.