|RE: Car Update
|| 2004-06-13 22:09:00 <Hunt M>
I don't have tems - I have JZA-70's bilsteins :) *grin*
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Sunday, 13 June 2004 10:06 p.m.
To: Supra Club of NZ Mailing List
Subject: Re: [sconz] Car Update
On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:42, Hunt M wrote:
> Thank you for all of that. Now question time! :)
> I a lot of people on here hate the fact that I (as have many others)
> lowered our cars - but I like it lowered - now what I'm after is
> information on the following - because my car is lowered the shocks are
> working at a lower part of the shock than what they used to - would I be
> best to get the springs shortened so that the shocks are working around
> same part (middle or whatever) as they would with standard springs?
I assume you mean the shocks shortened..
I believe, having had TEMS shocks appart, that they are reasonably linear -
all depends how close to one end you are getting - and for that you would
need to measure your shocks up loaded on the car, and also measure the
maximum-minimum travel on a shock out of the car. My old TEMS shocks are not
here at present, otherwise I would measure them for you - sorry.
In reality unless you are driving very very well, the difference is probably
not large on this type of shock (hitting bump stops is probably more of a
risk - and no shock will fix that handling problem), and by very well I mean
competitive track-times kind of well, as opposed to drivin quick on the
street kind of well.
The above assumes you have TEMS shocks, but I have a feeling you don't, yes?
if not then it depends a lot more of the design of whatever shocks you do
have - they may not have been 'centered' on your supra anyway if they are a
reasonably generic shock.
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