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Adjusting rear helper coilovers

So here's something I find no talk of.
I have 30mm bars, and they still squat on acceleration like crazy. So I have put on 150# helpers, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to adjust them. Currently the weight is mostly on the bars still, and the springs are partially compressed.
I guess I'm trying to figure out how much to lift the perches. I suppose it's a matter of set up and not "the right way".
I should be able to compress the springs to an extent without lifting ride height, no?
Ideas?
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no one knows how..?
guess ill toy with it at this next weekends event
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944 will squat as long as factory rear suspension is in place.
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944 will squat as long as factory rear suspension is in place.
+1 Why do you want to eliminate the rear squat on acceleration? it's simply weight transfer and really not bad in a car with static 50/50 front to rear balance. The only adverse affect is that the steering goes slightly light on acceleration. Like Rasta says, you're not going to eliminate that with factory suspension or even by fitting helper springs with t-bars. If you remove the t-bars and fit rear coilovers with very high spring rates that will help, but you will destroy the cars handling in other situations and it will end up being a harsh ride.
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+1 Why do you want to eliminate the rear squat on acceleration? it's simply weight transfer and really not bad in a car with static 50/50 front to rear balance. The only adverse affect is that the steering goes slightly light on acceleration. Like Rasta says, you're not going to eliminate that with factory suspension or even by fitting helper springs with t-bars. If you remove the t-bars and fit rear coilovers with very high spring rates that will help, but you will destroy the cars handling in other situations and it will end up being a harsh ride.
ah if only I had pictures on this computer.. ha
with 30mm bars my wheels tuck about 4 inches up under the fender. its not very low either. its a matter of torque, and the tuck is limiting my tire size because of rubbing.
ill see how these go for now.
for track use, the tucking isn't as much of a problem im sure, but I don't track. I mostly autocross, and some hillclimb. its not a streeted car.
in autocross, theres a lot of on and off throttle at 5500rpm, and it causes ridiculous tuck.
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