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Old 08-09-2009, 03:41 PM   #18
kfoote
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2004 WRB STi
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Because of the solid rear axle suspension design they have to use, these cars are very suceptible to wheel hop. They could run a stiffer shock in the car to help reduce that, but the more extra shock stiffness they run, the further away they get from the ideal shock damping for the springs to make the car faster overall. It's not so much a bad downshift as much as they run everything so close to the ragged edge that a slight issue that could be caused by something like a small bump in the track at teh wrong time can cause it, and because it's a harmonic problem, once the first "hop" happens, it gets worse.
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