Delrin or Poly bushings? Worth it?
t44tq at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 18 14:43:28 EDT 2004
I disagree- the proper line for track and street driving (not autox) is
basically the same, regardless of the car. Now in terms of throttle and
brake application, that would differ between various cars and their
individual handling characteristics.
I don't see how the proper line for a 951 would be any different than
a Coupe GT or an A4. The fastest way through a corner is the shortest,
there are extenuating circumstances that require modification of that
principle (such as being very bumpy at the apex and not allowing for
throttle application coming out, in which case you would want to go a
wide to avoid the bumps).
As for the original question, I would go with poly bushings, as long as
can live with the squeak that might occur and then have to lube them
First of all, if you've been following the thread, the car in question,
the one that's getting its suspension rebuilt isn't a quattro, it's a
Coupe GT, so the ref to AWD isn't directly applicable.
Second, the process of "learning the proper line" is not the same thing
as learning the "proper line" for the car in question. For some it is a
matter of opinion. The proper line for a Porsche 951 will not
necessarily be the best line for a quattro. So I would think that there
might be some advantage to "learning the proper line" from one who is
familiar with what is the "proper line" for an AWD car versus another.
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 13:07:44 -0400, TM <t44tq at mindspring.com> wrote:
> It is really incorrect to imply that HPDEs run by other organizations
> can't teach you how to drive your Audi quattro.
> AWD doesn't make any difference when you're talking about learning the
> proper line, how to apply brake and throttle smoothly, understanding
> and seeing the apex of a corner, car control skills, learning about
> under- and oversteer, how to heel-and-toe downshift and rev match
> smoothly, etc. Those basic skills are all the same, regardless of the
> Heck, I practice apexing and proper exit lines every day in an
> automatic Beetle. :-)
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