Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/8/21 4:20 p.m.
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Want to learn how to calculate the spring rate of a coil? What about understanding the difference between camber, caster and toe?

Since physics are physics no matter what year it is—and because it's useful information regardless of the project—we've digitized articles from the May/June 1997 issue of Grassroots Motorsports that explain some basic suspension and handling principles.

Read the full series below:

As a bonus, we even threw in some reviews we found in that issue for the Honda Prelude, VW GTI and Chrysler Town & Country, which can all be read here.

Enjoy reading these old-school articles? Let us know what you’d like to see more of. If nothing else, it’ll give us a good excuse to dig through our archives.

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dyintorace (Forum Supporter)
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/5/21 8:54 p.m.

Colin - Do you have any details on the Hakosuka in the picture accompanying this post?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/5/21 10:08 p.m.
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) said:

Colin - Do you have any details on the Hakosuka in the picture accompanying this post?

I grabbed that pic from the files, and here's the info that accompanied it:

1970 The 2nd JAF GP (May 03, 1970)

GT: #58 Skyline 2000GT-R/ Motoharu Kurosawa

 

 

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/5/21 10:28 p.m.

psh, anti-roll bars are for suckers...

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dyintorace (Forum Supporter)
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/6/21 2:23 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thank you!

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
4/6/21 4:06 p.m.

In reply to irish44j (Forum Supporter) :

Yes anti-roll bars are for suckers; neither of these cars have them.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/7/21 8:50 a.m.
dyintorace (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thank you!

No prob. It's a rad photo: little bit of opposite lock, fat Watanabes and perfect flares. 

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