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      03-31-2008, 03:49 AM   #45
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the Z06 is on LEAF SPRINGS?! Who the hell still uses those? I thought those were reserved for old pick up trucks and semi trucks only.
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oh yea and. . . DAMN the 997 GT2 is fast
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the Z06 is on LEAF SPRINGS?! Who the hell still uses those? I thought those were reserved for old pick up trucks and semi trucks only.
Yup, it certain does use a transverse leaf spring front and rear. It's mounted across the car so one spring does the work for both sides of the car. The suspension is completely adjustable from the factory. My car is now lowered 1/2" front and 3/4" rear. You can lower the entire car about 1-1/2"
Oh, I've seen over 1g lateral on my heads up display, so they do work.
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the Z06 is on LEAF SPRINGS?! Who the hell still uses those? I thought those were reserved for old pick up trucks and semi trucks only.
Do you mean OTHER than Formula 1?
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^ no kidding.
4.1 to 60, 10 to 100? really? really? If anyone has a Z06 they know that this is poor driving, and the T56 does not grind gears.

Otherwise, yes a GT2 will beat a Z06. I hope for 200k it does, and with less drivetrain loss, more hp and torque and the same weight. And shorter gears. Hmm....
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the Z06 is on LEAF SPRINGS?! Who the hell still uses those? I thought those were reserved for old pick up trucks and semi trucks only.
Amazingly they work believe it or not. Though they aren't very dynamic.
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Here's what a transverse leaf spring looks like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Leafs2.jpg
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Amazingly they work believe it or not. Though they aren't very dynamic.
I just figured since everyone talks about coil over this and adjustable shock that. . . and since leaf springs were only something I remember seeing on old pick up trucks. . . that leaf springs were a thing of the past and obsolete. Guess not though
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I just figured since everyone talks about coil over this and adjustable shock that. . . and since leaf springs were only something I remember seeing on old pick up trucks. . . that leaf springs were a thing of the past and obsolete. Guess not though
Yup old tech, just like a pushrod engine that gets better fuel mileage than all the "high-tech" DOHC cars that make over 500hp.

Get over the "past and obsolete" thing and look at the entire package. It works, well.
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