Nice, agree they look so much better, be interesting to know if you notice a difference, was that the only thing you changed at the time? That way can really isolate if any difference you feel is down to them rather than a combination of things.I’ve just finished upgrading my trailing arms to the alloy ones. It’s worth it just for the visual difference! Haven’t driven or had the car re aligned yet so can’t comment on the difference in the way the car drives yet.
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What about the unsprung wheel mass? Wont it affect the overall performance positevely?I don't think there's much to notice in general driving really, what you could perhaps notice is the affect they have on the ARB performance, it has a bit less weight to lift so the inside rear can unload sooner for the bar position etc, droop decreases so earlier transition to rotation/oversteer possibly, without this weight the affect on rear spring rate would increase slightly, that's the way I see it fwiw.
You might notice it feel a little more jarring over rougher surfaces perhaps on some cars, weight, spring and bar dependent, both of you are on Meisters so will have low spring rates so who knows, you might well feel the difference in turns earlier on but otherwise I don't think it will change too much, they definitely do look better
Yeap its a hard answer due to numerous variables. If you notice a difference in fitting lighter wheels then you will notice that change also i think.yes of course a little, different words to 'less weight to lift' when I'm talking about the bar, of course yes the same applies to the tyre pushing up less, just not that I think people would really notice it as much as the bar affect etc, also people with quite varied wheel options would report differently.
Had to use R56 anti roll bar drop links. They have a longer thread on the bottom of them as there is a boss on the r56 arms. You can grind the boss off and use R53 drop links but I opted to leave the boss in tact and fit the correct anti roll bar drop links.Nice, agree they look so much better, be interesting to know if you notice a difference, was that the only thing you changed at the time? That way can really isolate if any difference you feel is down to them rather than a combination of things.
I still haven’t taken it for a spin since changing the suspension but plan to later today.
Booked onto the following track days last week, hopefully my area will be out of tier 4 by the 31st Jan and likewise with Kent in Feb.
Snetterton - Sun 31st Jan
Brands Hatch - Mon 22nd Feb
Won’t do any in March, and may go to Bedford in April there wasn’t much listed for April onwards when I booked the other two.
They do look very aggressive, agree with you on keeping the relatively stock look.absolutely, like other mods..... if the combination is right etc,
I've always run stock rims, quite happy with them and like the stock look (at first glance), not been interested in light stuff really, although I just added these as possible TD rims which feel like half the weight, so might be interesting on track let alone the road (if not on slicks😂) to see how they change the car, in conjunction with the arms I suspect rather different.
I felt the arms helped the neutral feel of my own car, then I think I lost a touch of that when increasing the rear springs a kg in August, I dare say using these rims might counter that change or assist slightly, yet to see if I get back out sometime, might run them on the road but would miss the factory image,
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although they look sooo aggressive😂
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tyres are too small imo, just came with them.
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