nicely put, ed.Originally posted by EddNog@Jan 19 2006, 01:55 PM
Basically you want to leave the brakes alone, but make it so that the wheels follow the contour of the road better. Lance's problem is that on washboard or cruddy roads, the tires can't maintain contact with the road due to the stiffness of his suspension (a combination of the hard springs--i.e. high wheel rate, and stiff dampening--to control the hard springs).
Reducing the weight of the wheel & tire combination (unspring weight/mass; the car itself is sprung, since it is a load on the suspension, but the wheels, tires, brakes, axles and hubs are considered unsprung) and then reducing the stiffness of the damping and springs will allow the wheels to hug rotten and run down roads. The size of your contact patch means nothing (like on his 245s) if the wheels can't even stay on the ground; on the same token, no matter hoow good or bad your brakes are, they'll do nothing either if the wheels are in mid-air, since that automatically means lock-up.