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      06-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #42

Drives: E92 M3 and Elise
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Land of the Microchip

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Originally Posted by Gearhead999s View Post
Have you ever worked on a shaker rig? Well I have and learned an awful lot about the dynamics of suspension.Even in steady state cornering you still have suspension movement happening unless you are dealing with a high downforce car with extremly high spring rates.A totaly smooth corner does not exist in my world,but I forgot that I am dealing with somebody on the left coast and you guys invented it all!
Worked on a shaking rig, no.

As to the surface question. Here is a pic from the location where the local BMW club runs their autocrosses.

Laguna is pretty smooth now after all the work they did to it.

Thunderhill, not so much.

Reno, so bumpy I though I was going to break the car and had to go off line to look for smoother pavement.

Do you have pictures or in car video? If so put a level on them for your sport laps and normal laps. I'm willing to bet you won't see a difference in the lean of the car. (provided you were driving both laps at the limit).

[edit] I'm not a native left coaster. You are right though, they are nuts.
Manual gearboxes, the rotary dial of cars.