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Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby cinco » July 10th, 2015, 9:24 am


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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby Aaron 2NR » July 11th, 2015, 1:13 pm

Really interesting, wonder how it would have performed with better coilovers like tein or cusco

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby MG Man » July 13th, 2015, 8:51 am

no real maths there......the biggest single upgrade you can do to handling is better tyres....everything else just builds on that...

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby Aaron 2NR » July 13th, 2015, 8:54 am

What they should have done tho is do a baseline run on the factory tires and set the bench mark time.
Then do a run with the factory tires and the coilovers, then the coilovers and the cheap tires.

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby MG Man » July 13th, 2015, 9:01 am

yeah I thought the same thing...but no mater what you do to the suspension, youare still limited by the coefficient of friction of the tyres you use...I'd expect baseline to be slowest, followed y fancy springs, and rubber on stock springs fastest...rubber on fancy springs would probably be the fastest, keeping in mind the real benefit of (proper) coil overs is the ability to balance corner weights...if you are using them just to lower CoG, you doing it wrong :p
Not 100% sure I'd take advice from these guys

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby Aaron 2NR » July 13th, 2015, 9:18 am

yup. corner balancing is the only way to get the full benefits of coilovers.

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby cinco » July 13th, 2015, 3:26 pm

it just proves no matter what suspension you have
shitt tyres will fail you.
hence all the "highpowered" local cars running sailuns on their fully built suspension just wasting time unless they want to drift

btw stock tyres on the ft86 is the same tyre on the prius

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby ruff neck chicken » August 13th, 2015, 1:25 pm

LOL @ men who racing with sailuntrianglenexenlinglonghiflyfullrun

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby Razkal » August 24th, 2015, 10:39 pm

^the worst that could happen is that your skills as a driver improves in response to driving on a perceived inferior tyre.
i've run autocross on mismatched, foreign used tyres for more than 5 years and i think i can definitely get the most lateral grip out of the new Falkens (fk452) i have on currently. i'm much more disciplined on throttle now that i've had experience with truly shitty grip

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby MG Man » August 25th, 2015, 10:22 am

^^^see the thing is, you know you have shittygrip....is the men who think they running bess tyre and trying to drive like they on slicks

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby BrotherHood » August 27th, 2015, 9:40 am

Tyres are the only part of the car that touches the road. If what makes contact with the road is poor and you want superior performance, you asking for trouble.

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Re: Tyres vs coilovers MCM

Postby Ted_v2 » August 28th, 2015, 3:30 pm

I agree but however a good driver can compensate for poor tyres on their vehicles. but good tyres do really give you a edge vs crappy tires

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