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#1 alowry

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:38 PM

What do you guys think of the handling of a rear bike engined mini using front coilovers? I notice z-cars are pushing their own design tubular front subframe & are saying a mini doesnt handle well with coilovers? Any of you have any thoughts?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:42 PM

What do you guys think of the handling of a rear bike engined mini using front coilovers? I notice z-cars are pushing their own design tubular front subframe & are saying a mini doesnt handle well with coilovers? Any of you have any thoughts?



i;m sticking with rubber , i've just moved all the geometry up the subframe 2.5" with short trunions

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:08 AM

Apparently they are a bit skittish in a rear engined mini. I think a front anti roll bar is the soloution tho.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:01 AM

Apparently they are a bit skittish in a rear engined mini. I think a front anti roll bar is the soloution tho.


would that not limit the droop on the front alot? thought you would want as much as you could get

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:05 PM

A front anti roll bar is an option I might experiment with. Going to fabricate shock mounts to get them as upright as possible also.




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