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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 11:03 PM
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I would agree with you if the endlink were attached at the end of the control arm, thus moving in the same arc but that's not the case. Because the endlink is anchored along the control arm they will both move on different arcs which thus the preload when you lower the car. It will be more noticeable on slammed cars.
When you use proper ball joint or heim joint style end links that is not an issue. These will allow the link to swivel as needed. This will eliminate any binding or side load from the lower arm movement. If the link attachment bolts can be freely inserted on both sides there is not any preload on the bar. As long as the bar is parallel to the chassis and the end links are perpendicular to the bar (90), the bar should move freely with the suspension with equal loading on both sides.
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I just put the cs lowering springs on my car they ride alittle bit stiffer but once they break in it's really not a rough ride and they get rid of almost all wheel gap and at only $200 it's totally worth it
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Want comfy? Stock-like rates....


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All this begs the question, what about the new G-Vectoring system? How does changing the suspension effect its ability to add handling performance?

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All this begs the question, what about the new G-Vectoring system? How does changing the suspension effect its ability to add handling performance?
We'll never know til there's a willing guinea pig.....
Ifigure staying closest to stock rates shouldn't affect GVC much.
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All this begs the question, what about the new G-Vectoring system? How does changing the suspension effect its ability to add handling performance?
Lowering should not effect anything. That system has nothing to do with the suspension. Its just an advanced torque vectoring system.
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I wonder what the 2017 dampers and softer front sway bar bushings would do on my 14 with RB springs and corksport rear sway, was reading about it and wondering.Mazda retuned them with different valves and oil with more friction.They are not available yet that I can see.
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