Wishbones, Hubs, Steering and Damping
Having now placed our main tubes and beams at wider points gives other benefits. Wishbones can be shorter and with more compact hub carriers set further into the wheels, there is more space to mount the dampers in a much better, more upright position, wider top tubes giving us a wider and higher pick up point allowing a longer less inclined damper giving improved damping and spring rate control and a much improved wheel travel to damper movement ratio.
Our wishbones are all tubular items again in CDS tube and incorporate an in-situ camber adjustment system which allows accurate incremental adjustment rather than the original rudimentary sliding a ball joint clamped by two bolts.
Anti roll bars have been redesigned and the front bar has increased in diameter from 22mm to 25mm and our rear bar is very similar in design to the Tuscan item spanning the full width of the suspension and picks up on the widest point of the lower wishbone giving the bar a much greater effect than the more inboard mounted original.
Custom Damper Design
Our new damper mount positions allowed us to use longer dampers than were available for any other TVR so new dampers were specifically developed for our chassis in conjunction with our own spring rates and having virtually eliminated roll with our roll centre tuning and improved anti roll bars we were able to run softer a setup so that our improvements in handling do not compromise the ride quality.
Steering is taken care of by a Subaru power rack which gives a quicker ratio than the original rack and is much more readily available than the original TVR rack and at a fraction of the cost.
We have explored various options for coatings and have settled on a standard process of; full sand blast, zinc epoxy primer powder coat and epoxy powder gloss coat in any standard RAL colour.