Originally Posted by Bob Blackmon
I noticed in the One Lap artical you guys listed Addco as a sponsor. Are their bars any better for autocross? ASP Z06, stock springs, Koni singles, poly bushings, 315/18 710's on all corners. If so what size. I spent 6 months trying to make T1's work after Thomason told me I'd never do it. He was right! Thanks for the help
Sorry I didn't get to meet you in Topeka, I believe you were there weren't you???? Things were a little crazy out there as you know.
Yes we used Addco bars on the One Lap ride, additionally I use them on my vehicle . Both vehicles share the same sway bar set-up. The front is a 35mm and the rear is a 25mm. This is more than the supposed SS set-up both front and rear (Strano's gang likes the 32mm front and obviously SS mandates a stock rear ). Sway bar choice can be dictated by many things, driver preference, alignment settings, shock type/valving, tire size etc,etc.
Since I have returned and have been testing primarily on asphalt I believe sway bar choices are going to change , but thats based on in-town asphalt, not the supposed "high-grip" stuff that they are pouring in Topeka. ( 1000 x 1000 is too small for 2 national courses BTW ) We have test-n-tune scheduled at our asphalt lot, I will learn more until it gets too cold.
Thomason is very right about the T1 bars, defineatley will never work on a Solo2 car. I used to run only the rear with a stock 30mm in front and that was not too bad especially on tight courses. I dont even like T1 bars on my car on a roadcourse. I prefer to use "alot" of spring rate vs alot of roll coupling-----seems to make my ABS happier.