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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Car and Driver review

hi guys,
anyone of you read c and d comparo for best handling car in america. and actually the editors might have a point that why the elise doesn't come with a rear anti roll bar. i'm no expert but my question is if it will make our car handle better if it comes with one? any comments are welcome and appreciated, tnanx.
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If you wanted to add a rear ARB then you'd have to soften the rear springs to keep the dynamic wheel rate similar to stock. It would slightly change the character and ride quality of the car but not really the overall balance.

FWIW, when I modded my Miata and put coilovers on it I also removed the rear ARB to keep the ratio of dynamic wheel rates front to rear similar to stock. The car handled, it handled amazing. It's not about ARB or not, it's about dynamic wheel rates, roll centers, scrub radii, and tire choice [in a nutshell].


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