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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Dynamic rear steering for Hemi Healey ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 04, 2012 02:05PM

Specifically, Series II RX7. I have heard to void this feature for best results in handling. Jim N., will you elaborate ? I'm using entire suspension/irs. modular clip, with four bolt mounting. Thanks, roverman.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Dynamic rear steering for Hemi Healey ?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 04, 2012 05:01PM

Art, The factory experiment was short lived. Nissan tried it also. Self adjusting toe and camber.Theory sounds great but not in practice. Wear and looseness caused adverse handling. That's probably why it was discontinued. I do like thinking outside the box though. A neat idea for the front suspension is Dax system . A arms tied together with linkages. Hard to find room in most cars with less engine set back. Maybe look at linkages to tie the rear suspension together?

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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3005 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Dynamic rear steering for Hemi Healey ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 09, 2012 11:37AM

Jim and clan, Having a proper camber curve, in a ifs/irs set-up, is one reson to use these ? 1956 Ford cars tried using a "shackle" to locate lca, inner pivot on front. Theory was to reduce impact over obstacles. This didn't work, (major dynamic toe change), and was dropped from production. Looks like "dax" is similar ? My RX 7 diff is 7". Looks like I'll run it while looking for the 8" set-up. Onward, roverman.


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