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Old 06-07-2005, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by theHIGHLANDER
While I don't totally agree with Billy about his numbers....
How much do we differ at 1.5 g's acceleration?

Originally Posted by theHIGHLANDER
You can't launch 750lbs of sled and rider skis up from zero to 100mph in 500ft on 80HP.
Yeah, I agree. Even assuming constant acceleration, that would take a minimum of 134 horses.

Originally Posted by theHIGHLANDER
I still stand by my way of initiating pre-load. The bars are the levers doing the work. The shocks and springs do support and damping. IMO shocks and springs should always strive to be equal.
Like I said, you can do it one way or the other. (Actually, I suppose you could do a bit of both, but that's really complicating the issue.) I just prefer the springs because they're less "touchy" than the ladder bar adjustments. And, don't forget the roundy-round boys preload with the springs all the time. No reason it can't be done in a straight line.
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