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what's it like to drive every car in Grand Am?(now IMSA)

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Interesting article from Billy Johnson, including some interesting observations in GS..

I am still surprised how heavy cars are becoming from the factory, yet how well they handle. If you've ever driven a new Ford Mustang GT 5.0, a BMW M3, Mitsubishi EVO X, or a Nissan GTR, they somehow seem to defy physics and their weight and handle very well. Throw on coilovers, R-compound tires, a few power mods, a small wing, remove the rear seats, and you have a GS car. The big difference is for a top level GS race team, swaybar and spring rates are refined to 25lb increments and reading the tires. Those time attackers and race teams taking 200lb spring rate swings at it don't understand their car to professional competitive levels




http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/2416/PageID/4360/Whats-it-Like-to-Drive-Every-Car-in-Grand-Am.aspx

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Another quote:

"Often those who track a similarly modified steet car are bitten by the track bug and their daily driver becomes much more modified than a GS car, or they are a beginner who does not want to compromise the daily driving comfort for speed. It's an interesting phase for track guy and I see prime examples in Mustangs, M3s, 335is, EVOs, and GTRs. "
 

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Those time attackers and race teams taking 200lb spring rate swings at it don't understand their car to professional competitive levels

blacksheep-1 said:
Interesting article from Billy Johnson, including some interesting observations in GS..

That's why your help and advice here are PRICELESS! Thanks again for the guidance and help in the 'advanced suspension' thread.
 

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