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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm

As I understand it (and correct me if I'm wrong), shouldn't the ARB arms sit horizontal when the suspension is in its normal position?


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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:18 pm

No, I think you might be thinking of lower wishbones?


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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Something to do with equal ARB movement up and down when cornering? I think I read it in Puhn's "How to make your car handle", can't be bothered to look it up though.


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Post by hermeticist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 pm

The car is on stands at the moment and the suspension is on full droop so it's difficult to gauge where the ARB would normally sit.

I am a little concerned because the upper wishbone strengthening hits the top spring plate (the bit that the upper wishbone bolt goes through), not sure if this would be bad or whether it doesn't matter?



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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 pm

Suspension doesn’t always have equal movement up and down, from the at rest position - so the ARB just needs to be free to move between max droop and max compression without hitting anything - that doesn’t always mean it needs to start from a horizontal position?


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