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      08-29-2011, 02:59 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Drivaar View Post
..I agree that Kevin Bird's setup is great. I don't know enough about sway bars to really comment on why one wouldn't do that (strengthen sway bar and soften springs) more often.
Sounds an easy solution, but there are some negatives including reducing the sensitivity to single wheel bumps, and of course rear wheel lift off in cornering. So it gets a bit more complex and requires really well balanced spring and damper rates. Also you really do need to get away from electronic TC and get back to a mechanical LSD. We are back to a set of compromises again, the nature of tuning suspensions.

Personally I sense this is where variable damper control comes into play, easier to do things electronically, than develop a more advanced passive system. Simply switch to the ride mode you fancy.