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Re: The After-Market

Subject: Re: The After-Market
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 21:34:42 EDT
In a message dated 8/12/03 6:08:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Seems like a heavier front bar would tend to increase
> the understeer, unless the car is heeling over so far
> in stock form that it's screwing up the contact patch.
> Is this really the hot ticket?

Paul, your statement is in line with accepted gospel for nose heavy 
understeering cars.

BUT - the MGC is a bit of a special case - the front wheel tends to fold 
under in really hard cornering, losing grip and causing the terminal understeer 
screwing up the contact patch, as you stated.

By increasing the front roll stiffness, you prevent this from happening (as 
soon) and improve the handling immensely!  Counter-intuitive, I know, but it 

A 7/8" front bar works wonders on the cars. Bloody shame the factory didn't 
fit them from new - it would surely have made a large difference to the press 
the cars received!

Really good shocks on the front is the icing on the cake.


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