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Nose Dive Decrease

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by heterosapian, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. heterosapian

    heterosapian Senior Member

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    Will increasing the size of the rear brakes over that of the fronts decrease nose dive or will it just contribute to a greater degree of rear wheel lock up under hard breaking conditions? Dont laugh or call me a fucktard, i just had this idea a while ago and it seems like a good one aside from the obvious, and probably unavoidable, latter consequence.
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    it will just increase the chance of the rear locking up
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    if you want less nose dive, go with stiffer springs. best to change out all 4 to keep the car balanced.
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    unless you can find a way around the laws of physics
    when you accelerate the weight will be shifted to the rear
    when you brake it will be shifted to the front
    when you turn it will be shifted to the outside

    the only real way around this is to get stiffer springs to decrease the amount of roll when weight is transfered
     
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    BlackJDMdeath Senior Member

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    also... your brakes are on the wrong side of your suspension to have anything to do with body roll ;)
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    it could also be that your rear pads are worn down. this could be the case if you replaced your front pads and not your rear ones. some people keep the old rear pads cause they are still good even though the front ones need replacing.
     
  7. wildbillhatchbac

    wildbillhatchbac the OG VIP

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    the amount of brake pad material remaining has no effect on braking force. the hydrolics of the brake system are not changed by the amount of brake pad left. on the other hand you could have a bad or sticking rear caliper or caliper slide(s) which would decrease the amount of rear braking power, causing the nose of your car to "dive"
     
  8. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    couldn't he just have tired springs on the front too?
     
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