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Posted by andy r. on May 14, 2001 at 14:46:57:

In Reply to: ^ALL MUST READ^ excellent post, thanks posted by Jim Rohn on May 14, 2001 at 12:21:49:

There's more than one variable in chassis stiffness. The sedan is stiffer in torsional rigidity, but Roundel published a list of chassis bending stiffness by frequency. I'll look for it again, but the E36 coupe was slightly stiffer in this test than the 4-door.

Recall also that even the E36 coupe is much, much stiffer than your average car... Also, stiffness has a noticable subjective feel, but really doesn't affect your eventual speed too much outside of pure racing, where the cage is going to equalize everything anyway, so who cares. try not to split too many hairs here.

much as I've said in the past, the sedan without the folddown is the best track/all around car due to greater body strength.


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