Originally Posted by wrxsti.l
As long as the motion ratio of the damper is suited to the droop travel and stops the damper from bottoming out then comparing droop travel of one suspension setup to that of another is irrelevant - and even more so for those cars wanting improved track performance.
You can have oodles of droop travel and still ride the bumpstops (ie. like stock STi strut/spring combo) and wreak havok on suspension performance, or you can have less droop travel, with suitable dampers and motion ratio to suit the application that rarely ride the bumpstops at all (plus the many points in between).
I'm just saying, ppl need to educate themselves a little more before throwing around the droop travel argument as the be all and end all of good suspension design.
I think you are confusing some terms here. Motion ratio is the relationship between damper travel and wheel travel, not something attributed to a damper itself. It seems like you also have droop and bump travel backwards. Both are important, however. And the overall travel of the damper is what's important here, it's a piece of cake to change the bump stops but you can't make up for a lack of travel in the damper's design.