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Old 08-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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Old 19-05-2014, 02:17 PM   #17
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Interested to know what peoples ride is like (any description of harshness etc).

My frame is based pretty much along the lines of the AMT design, just heavier duty with a few differences. For instance you guys running 500lbs springs, how harsh are they?

I use 800lbs at 45 degrees on mine. I think my setup is great on smooth tarmac like say a circuit, but hard work on everyday roads. The front is very stiff.
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Old 19-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #18
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rock hard, I've got 1000lb springs at the front, unknown at rear.
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Old 20-05-2014, 07:54 AM   #19
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rock hard, I've got 1000lb springs at the front, unknown at rear.
OK so your like me. Angled high poundage springs. Just wonder how the guys with 500lbs vertical coilovers fine the ride. Might fiddle with my springs and settings, but first up I'll adjust my Ledas click by click.
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Old 21-05-2014, 08:56 AM   #20
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OK so your like me. Angled high poundage springs. Just wonder how the guys with 500lbs vertical coilovers fine the ride. Might fiddle with my springs and settings, but first up I'll adjust my Ledas click by click.
I think I'm on 550lb or 600lb and the old Mini has a lovely feel on flat tarmac and then he is not so happy when trundling accross pot-holed or uneven surfaces.

Where the big XE is concerned 'hard' is the only way to go as otherwise the big lump causes all sorts of geometry changes due to it's moving mass and the Mini's mis-aligned susp/steering components.
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I think I'm on 550lb or 600lb and the old Mini has a lovely feel on flat tarmac and then he is not so happy when trundling accross pot-holed or uneven surfaces.

Where the big XE is concerned 'hard' is the only way to go as otherwise the big lump causes all sorts of geometry changes due to it's moving mass and the Mini's mis-aligned susp/steering components.
Thanks Andy, that's the sort of info that I need. So I went to full soft on the Coilovers and it's less crashy, but more up and down like a boat - especially on the Motorway. So I will now do as suspension people say and adjust towards hard 2 clicks at a time until I find a setting that is a reasonable compromise between ride and handling. The back could do with stiffening as well.
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