Ignoring saftey for the moment, does anyone have any objective information on cage performace? IE, I had a bolt in xxx brand cage and when I went to a weled cage the car behaved this way..
The reason I ask is I see a lot of effort being spent to STIFFEN the car with the cage, and I wonder if it advantageous to have the car be stiffer. In my other racing experiences I found that a softer, flexible chasis works better with harder tires.
Car #: 88/33
Year : 1990 Posts: 393
Well, we have super stiff 700lb. springs, so some chassis flex might not be a bad thing. My cages have emphasized safety first, but have also triangulated the rear shock mounts so as to stiffen the car up.
I know my old street/track miata with Racing Beat competition springs and Bilsteins broke the hard top mounts on several occasions, for what that's worth.
I don't know of any valid cage stifness comparison ou there.
I do know you need to be able to climb ou the passenger side when you wind up in a canal at Moroso (see other post)
We still need to hook up so I can help you with your car. I'll probably be working on mine again this weekend...call me.
-------------------- Chip Bryan
quote:Originally posted by Chip Bryan: We still need to hook up so I can help you with your car. I'll probably be working on mine again this weekend...call me.
Sure, I can bring a bilge pump if needed <G>.
Have you ever noticed the big crack in the outside wall at turn 2 at moroso? I did it.