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From digest.v7.n666 Thu Nov 27 16:08:03 1997
From: Bob Stommel <rstommel_at_iquest.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 09:51:03
Subject: Suspension upgrade advice

Jim Cash provides some excellent advice:

>So, before you automatically jump to a really hard sport set-up,
>consider all the alternatives. Donít let your current "old" suspension
>fool you into thinking you necessarily need something different than
>original specs.

For those of us who are not engineers but have some "shade tree mechanic" ability, there is a very good book tht explains the basics of suspension geometry and how modifying the various components affect the car's handling:

"Performance Handling: How to Make Your Car Handle - Techniques for the 1990's" by Don Alexander.

It's published by Motorbooks International, P.O. Box 2, 729 Prospect Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020. The ISBN is 0-87938-418-2. The book also covers suspension alignment settings, corner weights, and tire pressures.

Best $17.95 I ever spent.

Bob Stommel
Hoosier Chapter
Indianapolis

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