I don't really remember where I heard it from first, but there are a lot of people on these and other boards that will agree. It makes sense to me. Why would the 'handling' version of the 'lude, with ATTS, come with a HIGHER center of gravity and with more suspension travel? I'm sure someone more technically savvy than me could explain it better.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SH22A4:
the SH are lower than Base??? You sure about that??? Let me know how you came up with the conclusion that SH are lower than Base.....just wondering.
no to all the questions above...<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Pork Chop:
Hmm, 8-9cm seems a little high, but that's about 4 fingers.
Possible reasons why your 2001 is higher than a 2000:
- did one of the cars have a full tank of gas/stuff in the trunk (when I load up my race tires/gear in the car, the added weight lowers the rear substantially)
-did you measure it after you had just jacked the car up (takes some time for the springs/shocks to settle after you put the car back on the ground)
-same size tires? same pressure? were the tires worn on one car (measure a brand new tire and one that's at the wear bars and there's a huge difference)</font>
But lower center of gravity does equate to better stability and less weight transference, and I'm not talking about slammed cars (The M3 is lower than the normal 3 series, right?). The wheel travel most cars come with is to make them more compliant for the average driver and average road conditions. I still think you have it backwards (SH being 8mm lower). Lower perch equals lower ride height and taller spring just means it's compressed more, right? I'll have to see some official Honda #'s to be convinced SH is TALLER. You should have seen my car stock! No way an SH was taller than my car. I thought I was driving an SUV!!!<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SH22A4:
Well, from what I remember. I might be wrong but the SH is slightly higher than the Base. The front shocks for the SH has a little lower seating then the Base and also thicker. But the SH's springs are slightly longer than the Base also. I don't know how it equates but it ends up the SH being I think around 8-10 MM higher than the Base. Also......just because a car is lower to the ground doesn't mean it will corner betterYou need suspension travel for good handling. I see some people slam their cars and leave no travel what so ever and thinks their car can pull 2Gs on the Lateral..
i must admit, YOUR CAR LOOKs Swwwwweeeeeeet<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by schwett:
this would be an interesting thing to measure... on cars with similar mileage, etc. i always thought (just based on eyeballin') that the sh was lower, but who knows... i'm not lowered at all, except for the 1/4 inch or so that results from the tire/rim combo.