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sounds mostly like baloney.

sounds mostly like baloney.

put the best tires you can on there new or old technology and go have fun.

Regards, JRV
 
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Well...
Being a multiple-degr


Well...
Being a multiple-degreed engineer, I can understand the concerns, but...as in most real world applications, this hardly worth worrying about. A C4 is not a race car, and will not be driven 100% at the limit, under full race conditions. Some fun on a track will be just that, fun!

Personally, I have upgraded the wheels and tires on my BB to 17", using Bridgestone Potenzas S03 tires. The improvement in ride quality and handling is just unbelievable. Likely the best upgrade one could possibly do to these cars!

Not for nothing...but the suspension design on these cars is more than robust enough for a little more stick, presuming the suspension is in good, solid condition.

Regards,
David
 
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Normal tire adhesion should no

Normal tire adhesion should not be a suspension strength design driver. Road tire adhesion is not likely to exceed 1g and maybe a little more with racing rubber. Pot holes during braking, curbs, and other road hazards are more likely the design drivers. I suspect the suspension components will tolerate probably 3g's without serious damage. Bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints will likely wear out a little faster if you challange them with higher loads.
 
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Bill,

A very good point tha


Bill,

A very good point that makes sense once someone points it out, as you did. Re-stated - suspension was designed to handle a certain level of road hazard situations that would significantly exceed forces due to good tire adhesion.

Who is going to tell the guy that wrote the article in Forza?

Thanks for all the responses.

Aaron
 
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