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Posted by kwillmorth on August 01, 2000 at 17:32:41:

In Reply to: Mark & Chris - suspension question posted by Mike Zamarocy on August 01, 2000 at 03:32:53:

You can see that the inside rear and front tires have a lot of negative camber in them and are only contacting the surface at the inside edges. also, the car is raked down at the left front corner. First, this would suggest the car could take more roll stiffness on the front, suggested by the rake toward the left front corner (assuming no brakes were applied here). Second, It would appear that the sway bar rate balance front-to-rear is pretty decent, but the car is suffering from a need for stiffer springs all around, which cannot be helped in stock class. Shock settings would not appear to be of any help in this case, as they are used primarily to change the dynamics of suspension velocities, which does not appear to be a factor in this case (again, assuming no braking was going on in this image, which makes sense in the position the car is in at the corner).

Anyway, just another mechanics opinion.

The Toyota in the background is having much larger problems in this image to be sure! The Z3 coupe actually looks very good overall.



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