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Old 02 Jun 2010, 10:01 pm
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Default How fast can you corner a turn in a 1997 Acura CL 2.2 (Coupe)?

I noticed the Coupe models are lowered to the ground. It handles pretty tight...but it's an older car and I've never read an official measurement of how fast is safe to corner in it and was wondering what people knew. I know a lot of the newer sports cars can corner at pretty high speed without fear but wanted to know how safe it was to do that with a car like this one? Thanks.
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Old 02 Jun 2010, 10:16 pm
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depends on the quality of your present suspension and the tires and wheel width.

I had a 98cl and spun out of control on a curve meant for 25mph which I took at 60mph. My rear tires were wearing. It takes that curve with ease especially after I dropped it with eibach sport kit springs and tokico blues. New poly sway bar bushings as well. Handled like a champ! the drop helped the cornering dramatically,
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Old 02 Jun 2010, 10:31 pm
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It depends on the corners radius.
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Old 02 Jun 2010, 10:46 pm
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There are way too many variables to say. Tire size and composition, road composition, turn radius (is this a long sweeping turn or say, a 90 degree turn on a city street corner?), suspension condition and compliance, etc. And, even with that known, it's still near impossible to quantify how fast it can take a turn, rather it is usually quantified by lateral grip (-g, or g-forces).
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