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Figured I’d ask if anyone knew the f+r motion ratios for the x8 chassis. Don’t want to have to actually measure if someone here happens to know. I know most don’t care and just run the 12k 8k springs that come on off the shelf coilovers. I’m gonna rebuild some coilovers with Bilstein pistons and valving to suit the springs I end up picking. I’m gonna have to measure  unsprung weight at some point so if no one knows the motion ratios I’ll post them here when I get around to measuring them. 

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Three months, did you ever get around to do all this measuring ?
How about dealing with unsprung weight by digging through the scrap yards to see if any of the late model Lexus rear uprights that are made out of aluminum come close to fitting the X8.
What do your wheels weigh? If over about 15 lbs each, you are already making wrong choices.
Same with brake rotors, what do yours weigh?
While you are at it, measure unibody flex at those spring rates, to see what is moving more, the unibody, or the springs.

I keep forgetting that I own an ex-Tokyo taxi, and not a Formula-1 car.
I dream of having Rue change jobs, so he is around a 5-axis mill, and could whittle out uprights out of blocks of titanium, or titanium hubs.
I salivate when I see ceramic coated titanium brake rotors.
Considered buying titanium bolts for everything hanging out by the wheel. (spend thousands to loose 5 lbs of unsprung weight).

But then I come to my senses, and remember what I have, and unless I win the Power Ball, none of the cool shit will ever happen.
 

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Screw you Gordo, 

My Cressida is a winning machine!

 

When people argue who has the shittier car, I always win... In real life...

here, it's another story..

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On 9/27/2019 at 9:11 AM, timtiminy said:

Figured I’d ask if anyone knew the f+r motion ratios for the x8 chassis. Don’t want to have to actually measure if someone here happens to know. I know most don’t care and just run the 12k 8k springs that come on off the shelf coilovers. I’m gonna rebuild some coilovers with Bilstein pistons and valving to suit the springs I end up picking. I’m gonna have to measure  unsprung weight at some point so if no one knows the motion ratios I’ll post them here when I get around to measuring them. 

Contact Shockworks and see if Chris will provide, he built JZX81 Strut's  off a stock car and took all the measurements to produce there off the shelf kit. he might not help but no harm in asking. 

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