The best advice I can give you is "Listen to Joe."
15-20 years ago the salt was smooth enough that cars could
go fast without suspension. It's very, very iffy these days.
Steering geometry is always critical. It's not unusual for
Lakester and Streamliners to get crossed up in the first
1/2 to 3/4 mile. When it's on the wet side, you may be using
a lot of steering input for the whole five miles.
Like I said, Study what Joe said, do it, and you will be
Joe Timney wrote:
> Dick J wrote:
>> Is there really any need for an anti-roll bar on the front of an
>> independent front suspension on an LSR car?
>> In East Texas
> I believe in having suspension in Bonneville cars...maybe because I
> understand what it brings to the party. One can argue that they ran fine
> without it but if you get sideways, wouldn't you be happier and more
> confident if you had a properly setup vehicle. I would take the time to
> remove the springs and run the suspension through its travel and see
> first hand what the toe-in ( bump steer) numbers are. Limiting bumpsteer
> and keeping the car flat are important if you DO get crossed-up.
> Just my opinion after years of building lots of cars,