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Old September 12th, 2013   #31
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We use torsion bars on both the midget and the sprint cars.

I actually prefer the coil over setup but the torsion bar setup offers much better protection for itself when others decide to occupy your space.
All to common when playing in the dirt.

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Old September 12th, 2013   #32
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OOOH! thanks for taking me down memory lane , to my misspent youth ....As a big fan of the spridgit, I will offer the following for the ambitious googlers
Austin-Healey Sprite
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Same car, different trim detailing etc.
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OOOH! thanks for taking me down memory lane , to my misspent youth ....As a big fan of the spridgit, I will offer the following for the ambitious googlers
Austin-Healey Sprite
MG Midget

Same car, different trim detailing etc.
Mixed DNA for sure but there is only one Bugeye.
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OOOH! thanks for taking me down memory lane , to my misspent youth ....As a big fan of the spridgit, I will offer the following for the ambitious googlers
Austin-Healey Sprite
MG Midget

Same car, different trim detailing etc.
I hit my shins on both of them.
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I do not believe I have met the rider that is the correct weight for the suspension on either end of the ST. I have met more than a few that the 1.2 front springs are not enough. .................

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I agree with the second comment. I believe the ideal is a rider of less than 160 lbs in street clothes as borne out by relationships of static sag to free sag after setting ride height with preload.

Two popular spring sellers disagree on the fork spring rates if you use their spring rate calculators. Sonic suggests 1.2 kg/mm springs for every rider over 90 lbs in street clothes and Race Tech is suggesting .78 for the same light rider. As it is RT suggests the stock Honda spring rate for my weight but I did let them massage my rear shock. I am happy with both ends of my ST and have been a long time.
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