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Jamie Summers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM sent. Happy to throw my Designtek coilovers into the mix, which might make an interesting comparison at broadly the same price as factory M030.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
we're looking at Bruntingthorpe (in Leicestershire) as the base, Steve Bennett from 911&PW has a relationship there and CG recon there are some good roads around for ride testing.

I've had a full suspension refresh by CG using Ohlins but I find the ride too hard. The road and rack springs are too stiff for road use and don't allow the dampers enough travel.

Various members here have different set ups but very few have tried more than one or two options.

My aim is to understand how different alternative suspensions really are and which we prefer. My prime interest is ride but we will also obviously be considering handling too.

We are very aware that there are lots of variables such as tyres, ride height, 2/4 wheel drive, early vs late cars etc. etc. but we are aiming to increase our understanding.

Chris from CG is joining us (probably Pete too).
Best wishes
Mike
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skinny_monkey
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm not on holiday I'd will up for this.
C4 on stock suspension, CG alignment set up.
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it helps at all I can supply some vehicle dynamics logging kit to record roll/pitch/yaw to a few hundredths of a degree, and braking distances to within a couple of cm. The same kit Porsche currently use for road cra brake development.
Also got a C2 on M030.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent both.

MC, dynamic monitoring is perfect, Chris at CG has some accelerometers but one issue is bound to be accurate mounting for comparisons.

We obviously have a wide variety of cars and I'll put together a starting checklist when I get home on the 23rd. We'll also set some traffic cones!

Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is some Exe-TC information attached; hope it helps.

The ride/handling balance is incredibly good (although the Evora is actually better!).
 



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in this, my 2002 C2 is currently on the original M030 option with a CG arms/joints refresh and setup from 2 years ago. Chris said the shocks were still in tolerance at the time but I'd like to know what the best option would be when they do start to show their age...

Handily I already booked that week off so can come up to Bruntingthorpe on 26th Sept if it would help.
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