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RE: Panhard Set-up

To: "Robert E. Shlafer" <pilotrob@webtv.net>, <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: RE: Panhard Set-up
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 13:17:55 -0500
Nope, it wasn't me.  But, thanks, anyway.  I'm a lever shock guy.  Race or
street.  Period.
To me, the tube shock kits are just "snake oil".  I think the reputable
suppliers are well aware of that, but, "the customer is always right", so,
they sell them to their customers, rather than have the customer go
elsewhere to spend his money.
You make some good points, however, and I agree with what you've stated.
Bud Osbourne

-----Original Message-----
From Robert E. Shlafer [mailto:pilotrob at webtv.net]
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 11:51 AM
To: Bud Osbourne; spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: Panhard Set-up

Ah....you were the guy lookin' for this info.
Good, 'cause I lost the original post and didn't know who to contact.

Yeah...I don't like the Wheelrite design myself but I sorta got stuck with
it 'cause
the kit came on the car when I purchased it.

So I'm doing the best I can with it, 'cause I've used it before and found it
pretty much
satisfactory for the type of drivin' I do.

For the stock daily driver driven reasonably,
even over rough surfaces (or on a relatively
smooth racetrack) it's OK, but otherwise
it imparts heavy loads (in front) to too small an area of the A-frame which
lead to local pre-mature cracks in same.

The Frontline type kits are far better designed in this, and I'm sure other,
respects as well. Far more (and better)
"support" for sure and no doubt incorporating better "geometry" for
better handling, etc.

Cap'n Bob
Basic Frog

Cap'n. Bob      '60 :{)

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