For those in the Portland, OR area, there is a guy that can put a rear sway
bar in a roadster. It's the Drop Shop, out in Troutdale.
That's down the line for me, not now,
From: Gordon Glasgow [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 1999 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: The bump stops?
Now you've got ME confused. Roadsters don't have stock REAR sway bars , only
ones. I'll assume you meant front.
Actually, Sharp came up with the cut patterns before the NISMO springs were
available, but he claims it works with them, too. In all cases, he was
lowered car. My car has basically the Sharp "improved street" front cut and
rears are cut down about halfway.
Dan Neuman wrote:
> Hi Gordon,
> So which cut did you use on the front of your car?? Does Bob
> recomend his street cut for a car driven on the street with the NISMO
> front springs?? I have NISMO comp stuff up front and stock rear sway
> bars and I drive on the street. Which cut should I use?? How
> can I be more confused now than this morning???
> Daniel 69 2000
> >two problems with this approach. First, putting in the comp rear springs
> >NOT cutting the bump stops will definitely change the effect of the
> >so your test won't be valid (voice of experience speaking). Second, it is
> >difficult to cut the rear bump stops while they are still mounted on the
> >Since the u-bolts that hold them in are the same u-bolts that hold the
> >place, it is much easier to do it all at once.
> >BTW, here are Bob Sharp's patterns for cutting the bump stops:
> >Since he didn't reduce the height of the rear bump stops, I'm assuming he
> >recommending that you stay with the stock rear springs. The cut he shows
> >give you quite a bit of oversteer. Mine are cut approximately in half and
> >still bottoms on occasion.
> >"Eric R. Wittinger" wrote:
> >> Next question how long does it take aprox. to change out the rear leaf
> >> springs? If it is only a few hours then it seems to me that trying out
> >> the comp springs is no big deal other then buying them. Put them on
> >> Friday night go out sat and drive the car like its never been driven,
> >> home count the number of fillings left and then decide if sat night you
> >> put the old stock ones in. If you leave the comp springs in then
> >> the shortening of the bump stops, and please relay this amount to
> >> of the group so There is a common distance people can go by.
> >> Thanks for clearing things up for me.
> >> Eric
> >> | Eric R Wittinger |
> >> | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory |
> >> | NSD Radiological and Chemical Sciences Group |
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> >> ------------------------------------------------
> >Gordon Glasgow
> >Renton, WA