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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:56 AM

What's the difference specifically between the Radial Tuned Suspension in the Base Bird, Espirit and Formula and the Rally Tuned Suspension seen in the Trans Am?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

View PostRip, on 08 May 2011 - 09:56 AM, said:

What's the difference specifically between the Radial Tuned Suspension in the Base Bird, Espirit and Formula and the Rally Tuned Suspension seen in the Trans Am?


Not a whole lot difference between the two. rally is more camber than radial. rally is made for more faster left and right turns and the springs maybe a little bit different.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:56 PM

View PostRip, on 08 May 2011 - 09:56 AM, said:

What's the difference specifically between the Radial Tuned Suspension in the Base Bird, Espirit and Formula and the Rally Tuned Suspension seen in the Trans Am?


I'm curious as to where you are getting this information.
As my 1979 Trans Am has the Radial Tuned Suspention label on the dash.
Never heard of "Rally" Tuned.

From my understanding, the Radial Tuned, started in the mid 70s when radial tires were becoming more of a standard feature on GM cars, and Pontiac tuned the spring rates and shock valving to better match the type of tires going on the new cars.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

I was thinking along the same lines as Leon, so I plugged 'Rally Tuned Suspension' into a Google search...
and voila!

http://auto.howstuff...rd-trans-am.htm

More obscure stuff I knew nothing about!
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

Not that I can add anything useful to this conversation....but I had an 85 base bird and a 91 formula with a "performance suspension" they were marketing. Holy flippin night and day difference!!!! I have since not drivin a vehicle ANYthing like that formula... obviously both those were 3rd gen. I was too young to know or pay attention to anything earlier than the 3rds.....
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