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F-Car wheelrates?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by racer_f50, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. racer_f50

    racer_f50 Rookie

    Dec 25, 2003
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    SD, USA
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    Mike
    Hey guys,

    Any of you car techs happen to know the front/rear wheelrates on any number of F-cars? I ask because I'm really curious how stiff the suspensions really are as Ferrari progresses. I've already got the 308 rates from an article on Ferrarichat, but do you guys know the rates of any others?

    I guess I'm most interested in the 246GT, F40, F50, and the 456GT, but of course any other info would be awesome.

    Thanks for any help!

    Mike
     
  2. Corsa

    Corsa Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    108
    Stockholm
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    Peter
    ...and 328.
    Both the old geometry and the upgraded 88.5-version with Bilstein shocks.

    Ciao
    Peter
     
  3. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    Little Rock
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    David Jones
    By wheel rates do you mean suspension coil spring rates?
    IE (rear coil spring at 275 lbs/in)...
     
  4. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

    Nov 27, 2002
    1,572
    Kalamazoo, MI
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    Rob Schermerhorn
    Click here: Lowering Ferrari 348, F355, 550

    BTW, for those wondering the difference between wheel rate and spring rate, it's covered in my article above, located in the "Parts and Service" link at the top of this page.

    Generally, Ferrari road car wheel rates are quite soft. Not surprising, engineering is all about compromise, and how is the typical owner going to drive. Of course, quality of the ride rate, roll rate compromise has greatly improved over the years, especially in the last ten.


    Best regards,

    Rob Schermerhorn

    Ps, what's the project?
     

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