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great article on suspension 101

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by pissedoffsol, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    http://www.sentra.net/tech/garage/suspension.php

    it deals with a sentra mostly... but hey, a sentra is 90% the same thing as a civic anyway.. FF, nearly the same weight distribution, etc... has a good list of terms, and how to achieve or hinder it.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    sweet :) good find
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    "Racers call this "drifting". This not to be mistaken for the idiotic Japanese Option Magazine video/Stupid Street Magazine stuff that makes a mockery of proper driving technique."

    wtf?? :blink:

    other than that statement...excellent article! :)
     
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    Good to see that not everyone has jumped on the drifting bandwagon.
     
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    you are, mr. awd.
    and b, and me, and everyone else who has power to those rear wheels
     
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    No, I mean the lame-ass drifting craze that has hit. Personally, I think it's boring and holds no racing value.

    If you're talking about rally racing, or the "neutral cornering" that this guy was talking about, that's different. Or heading to an empty parking lot after a snow and doing powerslides. :)
     
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    there is a church right next to my house and is a perfect place for post snowfall e-brake action.... did it the other day and the next day on my drive to work I thought my car was going to bounce off the road.... when I got to work I found out why, there was packed snow stuck inside my rims on the rear wheels and it was throwing my wheels out of ballance

    good article though, everyone needs to know more about suspension.... too many people that just think lower is better, etc.
     
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    Can we add this to the reference or FAQ section?
     
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    :werd:
     
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    :concur:

    :)
     
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    i used to think drifting was lame until i saw the japanese drifters doing it in person. imagine three cars drifting in perfect sync only inches away from hitting each other and soming within a few feet of the crowd. those guys can definitely drive. ever wonder why the US drifters that have been doing it for years still cant match the japanese? it takes lots of skill. ive seen these guys go around a road course sideways. i mean totally sideways. you have to see it to understand why it takes so much skill.
     
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    i fully understand the skill that it takes
    i just dont care for it
    its fun and all... just not something i would try to get all serious about like i am with racing
     
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    drifting to racing is like
    figure skating is to hockey.



    it ISN'T racing. please understand this. Racing, by definition, is a timed event, where the first one across the line wins.
    Drifting is not like this, at all.


    its not about time or # of goals, its about being judged for the style, cleanlieness of your control.

    saying drifting is racing is moronic. anyone who does drift FOR REAL and not this mad tit3 jdm bullshit 16 yr olds- you know, the same people who runed the honda sceene as we know it.

    i didn't buy a 240 to be a drifter. i bought it cuz i think it looks tits when hooked up properly, and can be made decently fast, and frankly, the price was right and it was available when i needed a second car. But now, I signed up for a legit drift event, and im starting to get stoked about it. its just a hell of a lot of fun. that is all.
     
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    true. drifting really is like figure skating. :blink: and its understandable that not everyone finds it interesting. i myself thought it was lame before. it must be the sound of the 600hp cars and the smell of burning rubber that changed my mind :D

    hope you have fun at the event B! :thumbsup:
     
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    good luck at your event, have some fun
    nice article though, definately should go in reference section
     
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