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Elio Stabilty On Highway,wind, Steep Grades, And At70mph.?

Discussion in 'Forum Rules, Site Suggestions, & Help' started by Jackbow, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Elio Addict

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    That's what I'm thinking. But those would probably be freak conditions and one easily avoided.
     
  2. NSTG8R

    NSTG8R Elio Addict

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    If you think about it, the Elio wheel set-up would have way less impact on suspension icing than a standard car/truck. The wheel fairings would mostly isolate the suspension from the crap splashed up by the tires unlike a wheel well. Much ado about nothing, I say.
     
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    flyingsquirrel New Member

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    I have a CanAm Spyder which is similar in layout to the Elio....although it is fine in town, on a not perfectly smooth interstate I find it to be darty
     
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    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Compare the wheelbase and the stance; that will determine how "twitchy" it will be at speed.
    On the CanAm, the driver and passenger give it a much higher CG, plus the wheelbase on the CanAm is shorter than the Elio; then add in the aero dynamic differences between the two.
    So I can see how it would be a different experience on the CanAm then it will be in the Elio.
     
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