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Old 6th June 2009, 13:18   #61
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Hotbits has lots of stuff for the City
Race shocks, Drifting shocks, Coil-over shocks, Damping adjustable shocks > Honda > City 1.3/1.5

No idea about D2.
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I'm on this thread watching you get your suspensions done. The analysis is a good learning experience cause I'm too going in for the overhauling next month for my OHC.
Gr8 going...Cheers!!!

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Alright, the car has gone for servicing, after which the suspension work is going to be done. The servicing work is being done by Solitaire Honda on which I'll be writing a review today/tomorrow.

Anyways, contacted Four Seasons who are the distributors of Eibach in Mumbai, was given a quote of 14k for the Eibach lowering/stiffer springs which I'm getting within this week (lower than Pedders springs, ha!). New tie-rods, ball joints, etc also coming in. Performance dampers, if available from any other makers apart from Hotbits will be put in soon. Will keep you all updated.
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Old 7th June 2009, 23:49   #63
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Check out ride height of this City!
Belongs to one of my friend in Coimbatore.
This car once featured in some Auto Magazines.
Honda City Vtec Turbo! Its fully prepared having a height adjustable Suspension, roll cages, racing seats..
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Old 8th June 2009, 00:14   #64
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where is the picture of the city?
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Old 8th June 2009, 00:40   #65
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here it is!



sorry for the inconvenience!
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Check out ride height of this City!
Belongs to one of my friend in Coimbatore.
This car once featured in some Auto Magazines.
Honda City Vtec Turbo! Its fully prepared having a height adjustable Suspension, roll cages, racing seats..
May I know which Auto Mag(s) was this car featured in? And some more pics would be appreciated- of the roll cages(s) and height adjustable suspension with pics of tops etc.
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doomsday, isn't this the car that belonged to our mutual friend once?
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Such a design might work, but it depends on the stiffness of the area where its tieing in to.

Braces that tie in the lower control arm braces L to R might help some. But these are all incremental gains. Fitting a complete roll cage that ties in the front and rear suspension mounts, and distributes those loads through the structure, will likely improve chassis stiffness by 300 to 400% or more, but then the streetability of the car is adversely affected.
How is that? If load during cornering is distributed through the entire structure/frame then it is a more even distribution as compared to strut braces or lower tie bars which will just transfer load from side to side.

Again w.r.t your point that if it does affect streetability to such an extent, chasis stiffness can be controlled by only stiffening points of maximum load. What i mean to say is instead of a full roll cage, just connect points that undergo maximum amount of stress or load during cornerning thus reducing the overall stiffness to 100-150-200% but again such a structural design analysis would have to be analysed through a CAD system.

P.S Still waiting for you to share the calculations you were talking about.
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doomsday, isn't this the car that belonged to our mutual friend once?
I initially thought the same, but I don't think he would've insisted on 'roll cage(s) and stuff, also another one of Leela's build of was covered in a mag and it wasn't the same car (different colour, no skirts and fake extensions) that's why I requested more pics of the car including the interior if possible. Let's see. I'll check with him anyway.

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Slightly OT, but what tyres are those, on the city turbo!!
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What's wrong with Hotbits? Isi'nt that what Jitu is using??
Hahaha no. Jitu's using DMS 50mm Gold Series. Got a big shock when I asked him the price
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How is that? If load .................................................. .................................................. ............................such a structural design analysis would have to be analysed through a CAD system.
Streetability is affected for the simple reason that you have a bunch of tubes in the place where you need to get in and out of the car, and also in place of the back seat.

Also, you cannot do any serious structural analysis with CAD. You need FEA for that.

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P.S Still waiting for you to share the calculations you were talking about.
I dont know what you want to calculate. Wheel rates? Ride frequencies? Load transfer distribution? Roll stiffness? What?

Have you tested the spring rate yet?
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I dont know what you want to calculate. Wheel rates? Ride frequencies? Load transfer distribution? Roll stiffness? What?
Isn't it difficult to determine vertical position of CG for the calculations?
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Slightly OT, but what tyres are those, on the city turbo!!
They are Race Tyres! Very hard compound,=one have to modify the suspension to fix those rubbers. MRF and JK manufacture it in India.

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doomsday, isn't this the car that belonged to our mutual friend once?
They were Nepolian Gold in color before. He repainted it to White. I`ll try to get more pictures!
They were featured before in Autocar, i don't remember the Issue!

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They are Race Tyres! Very hard compound,=one have to modify the suspension to fix those rubbers. MRF and JK manufacture it in India.
Are you sure? Race compounds are generally very soft in nature. And those are JK 13"s.

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Hahaha no. Jitu's using DMS 50mm Gold Series. Got a big shock when I asked him the price
Should be around 1 lakh used, if I'm not mistaken. The problem is finding them, they are very limited in number.
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