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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #2677
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Originally Posted by PearlRex11 View Post
Our cars are designed to practically ride on the bump stops. The Cobb springs are "probably" manufactured by an outside company like the RCE springs are.
I don't think this is an accurate statement. No suspension is designed to work at the limit of its failure. Think of it this way:

Correct me if I'm wrong.

The suspension is designed (hypothetically) to give 8" of travel from to "reaching to the ground" articulation to its "bottomed out" limit. The design isn't going to be that the normal actuating range (small bumps and even medium bumps) is on the last 1.5" of its range wasting its 6.5" at the top.

This is why rce and other suspension guru's never drop or slam a car on oem struts and almost always move to dampeners that work within its normal ranges at a lower ride height (bilstein and Koni). This of course doesn't get into the geometry of the suspension.

This is of course, if my lecture from Myles and IAG was understood correctly.

Originally Posted by Celery GT-5 View Post
my epic springs aren't too bad, just have to avoid large bumps
I've heard lots of love hate in these. I didn't like the bc on my lgt, love them on my Sti. I will eventually upgrade to a stiffer system once I get a dd.
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