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Suspension And How It Works


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#121
Adi

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what is the standard rear track for the 1.6 and 1.9 ?


Rear track of 1.6GTI is 52.3" and the 1.9 is 52.7".

#122
Loffas

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ADI, this is really great reading :) ;)

Im thinking of getting av bigger ARB to a 309axel but not by changing the arb, but by adding an extra. same way that vw gti 99+ does. This picture explaines:

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could this also prevent the arms from moving some? it bolts into the arms and helds up under the tube
(its rather hard and exspensive to find bigger arb for the 309.)

edit: adding another pic.

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Edited by Loffas, 17 November 2004 - 11:12 PM.


#123
Adi

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Im thinking of getting av bigger ARB to a 309axel but not by changing the arb, but by adding an extra.


LOL and good luck ;) I say this tongue in cheek......as I was contemplating something very similar to my last 206. Actually the Grp A Peugeot Sport cars whether they be the 106, 206 or 306 all had seperate roll bars front and rear. The roll bars were actually fitted thru the chassis legs with tubes welded into the legs and then a bar with bushes fitted and adjutable arms and links rose jointed on the arms both front and rear. The only problem is the amount of room on a normal road car.
I first started off by looking into a similar system as fitted to the VW's but quickly found it wouldn't work simply cos of the different ways the rear axles work on the 2 cars. The VW has a beam axle that moves in 1 so the arms are fixed. Where as the Peugeot has a fixed tube with trailing arms. So only the arms really move up and down. Also there are brake pipes etc running around the tube. So as you'll see when you get under.......room is really a problem hence why the rally cars use the chassis legs as a straight route thru from one side to the other.

Let me know how you go on.

#124
christophe

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With regards camber seting, yeah the temperature is important, in racing necessarily road use,in my experiance anything of over 10 degrees difference between inside to outside, is not recomended it will start buggering up tyre psi's etc , but you tend to have as much neg camber as possible, at most 3 degrees. This works the tyre harder, but wears the tyres out quick!!!, and as a car rolls around a corner one side will gain neg and one will gain pos camber, but pos camber is to be all but avoided it looses contact patch and grip.