<VV> Re: shocks

Eric S. Eberhard flash@vicspdi.com
Wed, 04 Aug 2004 12:25:17 -0700

True -- always a trade off.  I wanted a "stock" ride so I guess I get 
"stock" handling and braking ... which is fine with me.  If I really want 
excellent ride, handling, and braking, I have several modern cars that 
qualify.  The difference between a new car and a 40 year old car is 
amazing.  But the new ones just don't have the fun of the Corvairs.  Drove 
the Spyder today with top down --> life does not get any better than 
that.  Even if it does not handle and stop and accelerate like a new car 
... no A/C either!

At 12:14 PM 8/4/2004, kaczmarek@charter.net wrote:

> > Eric
>IFO would never say don't set adjustable shocks to where you like the 
>ride. Just keep in mind that handling and stopping distance increase as 
>the setting gets softer.
>Regards HANK
> >
> > I don't really like the bounce test as it depends too much on the
> > shocks.  Unless you know how they were new, then you have no real point of
> > reference.  I just installed Clark's adjustable shocks on my sedan.  At
> > stiff they barely bounce even.  At soft they bounce 4 times or so ... I
> >

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