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Old 05-16-2005, 04:05 PM   #6751
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You have a good point. I was going on the assumption that his grip wasn't as good as he was thinking it was. If the traction really is good, it could also be too soft springs causing the chassis to bottom.
Yep you are spot on. I dont know his track so I am guessing as well
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:18 PM   #6752
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Reg, if you are talking about FBF, I tired the gold springs out there with the same 4 spider diff and it worked well for me.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:27 PM   #6753
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yes indeed I'm talking about FBF I'm going to have to give that a shot.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:28 PM   #6754
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Reg, if you are talking about FBF, I tired the gold springs out there with the same 4 spider diff and it worked well for me.
So the grip is pretty high there?
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:31 PM   #6755
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so far it's the highest grip surface i've found so far. it's fairly consistant all around from the years of nitro and foam residue.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:46 PM   #6756
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so far it's the highest grip surface i've found so far. it's fairly consistant all around from the years of nitro and foam residue.
That being the case you may need to use the golds as suggested. If you car is bottoming out at the rear due to too much grip it may act like yours. Reason I say that is that you mention it does it on throttle, ie when weight transfers backwards.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:21 PM   #6757
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Some random shots of my R40.
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Those are my 2yr old GRP foams. Still got plenty of foams on it to burn.
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These are the dish rims.
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Another shot. Those are 30mm rear. It's 37 shore all around.
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That's one of the coolest R40 I ever seen.
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Basically I realized the Lola isn't working the way it should. See lola's regularly work as when the shocks compress, it pulls the body down with it. By just using a regular lola body and no floating mount when you do get more downforce the shocks compress. Gonna find one that will fit on it and try it out.
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Basically I realized the Lola isn't working the way it should. See lola's regularly work as when the shocks compress, it pulls the body down with it. By just using a regular lola body and no floating mount when you do get more downforce the shocks compress. Gonna find one that will fit on it and try it out.
Huh?? The benefit of the Lola vs a normal sedan body is simply the increase in downforce due to the aerodynamic affects. More downforce means better tire contact to the ground which can equal to better traction. Lolas are known for providing great steering response - what are you expecting out of the Lola? . I don't understand your point when you say"...when the shocks compress, it pulls the body down..". I think you have it backwards; as the body is forced down by wind resistance this force is what is compressing the springs. Keep in mind that this force is increased at "high" speeds. Why do you say it is bad if your springs are being compressed slightly? By the way, do you know how much the springs are compressing as you are going at full speed?

I have never heard of anyone complaining about the handling of a Lola body. Matter of fact, try to run a Lola body in Sedan class and see how many people complain that you have a unfair advantage.

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