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Mike

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Racing Suspension design - good book?
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:55:22 AM »
Gents,

For a long time I have avoided the topic of suspension, prefering to leave it to the experts.  Lately though, I am wanting to better understand suspension design from first principles, so that I may better choose my modifications. 

So, does anyone have a reccomendation for a good book on the subject, specifically as it relates to RWD.  Just want to start off on te right foot.

Cheers
Mike
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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 05:26:46 PM »
One of the books often mentioned is Carroll Smiths 'Tune to Win'.

And it just so happens that while I was looking up the authors name (always confuse it with Carroll Shelby in my mind), I found it on google drive... Enjoy. (Yes, you'll need to sign in to view it)

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B8L0RTaFmVrpNmFkMDk5ZjMtMDFmNy00YTE4LTkzZDctZWI2MzlhN2MyYjY0&sort=name&layout=list&pid=0B8L0RTaFmVrpOGM2ODYwMjQtNmYwNi00N2QyLWEwMTctZTc3YzMwMzMzY2U1

Mike

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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 08:24:33 PM »
Thank you very much.  I shall go have a good read.

Cheers
Mike
cars / projects:
Twinspark - Bonneville car build
85 GTV6 red
86 GTV6 3.2 quadcam on ITBs
Alfetta '74 sedan project
Alfetta '74 sedan 1 owner
'76 Alfetta GT blue
'76 Alfetta GT Twincharge
Fiat 128 3P
78 Ferrari 308 gtb
78 Ferrari gts
79 Ferrari gtb
Audi SQ5...well something has to run

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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 01:38:25 PM »
Want something to keep you off the streets for a few nights... ?

Milliken and Milliken: Race Car Vehicle Dynamics:

http://www.millikenresearch.com/rcvd.html

I had a copy years ago and read it cover to cover. Unfortunately, it got lost in one of my moves.

This IS THE definative book on the subject you are talking about.
Luke Clayton

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Mike

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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 09:25:22 PM »
So I have been reading the first reccomendation, I must say, very enjoyable to read, god sense of humour.

The SAE contents page is crazy, if 700 odd pages can't help you improve suspension.....  Is it a book for sale?
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'76 Alfetta GT blue
'76 Alfetta GT Twincharge
Fiat 128 3P
78 Ferrari 308 gtb
78 Ferrari gts
79 Ferrari gtb
Audi SQ5...well something has to run

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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 09:42:28 AM »
Over on the right hand side is the purchase info button: $99 (probably US). Not sure if that is an E-book or what.

There is a companion book too: the pair for $159.

You wanted first principles... Read the reviews at the RHS.
Luke Clayton

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Re: Racing Suspension design - good book?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 10:36:54 AM »
Got it, thanks.  The link provided is just a pdf, but I searched the name in SAE and found the to buy section.  Good stuff.

Cheers
cars / projects:
Twinspark - Bonneville car build
85 GTV6 red
86 GTV6 3.2 quadcam on ITBs
Alfetta '74 sedan project
Alfetta '74 sedan 1 owner
'76 Alfetta GT blue
'76 Alfetta GT Twincharge
Fiat 128 3P
78 Ferrari 308 gtb
78 Ferrari gts
79 Ferrari gtb
Audi SQ5...well something has to run