If it's something "heard" here...I research the topic. There's so much subjectivity.
...got me interested in the bigger and lighter rear bar. Better and lighter?? [Dane Cook]Oh yeah...Ohh NO![/Dane Cook] ...what I'm saying is that there was more to the story.
This excerpt from someone who's done some testing and racing helped me decide on which bars to use:
Quote, originally posted by calfee_nut »
With OEM springs/shocks, I have the following summary with (6) .:R track days:
A) stock(21mm)FSB/stock(16mm)RSB: very forgiving;easily controlled; no lift-throttle rotation
B) stock FSB/NS-22mmRSB: loose rear-end; steer-by-throttle input; best to learn behavior at the track.
C) stock FSB/NS-25mmRSB (stock hole): crazy loose rear-end!; SPIN-by-lift throttle; learn limits at track or on the road! You can easily over-rotate the car on a sweeper by lifting! Not recommended for part-time canyon driver.
D) NS-25mmFSB/NS25mmRSB (inboard hole): minimal body-roll; steer-by-throttle input; Best combination so far for me; 7+ track days a year!
BTW, I believe mild suspension allows this work well. I've heard a stiff suspension with 'D' combination makes front-end push. I have plans for Euro Suspension or other adjustable...
I'm pleased w/the purchase. I could tell the car was improved all around by lap 2.
PS, this is my experience on track tires. I gave the front a toss on the F1's on tarmac and got the rear to step, but was also able to reel it in fast.
Modified by Jman5000 at 4:07 PM 10-6-2005