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Old 09-16-2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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Angry Kenny Brown?

Hey all.

I need some advise. The follow will be a description of my carís handling and of my frustration. The questions are...can the handling be fixed? Did Kenny Brown do me wrong? And what should I do know?

This spring I purchased a complete set-up from Kenny Brown for Street/track performance on my 99 Cobra.

I had high hopes for vast improvements but have yet to see them and my frustration level is about 8 out of 10. $1,000's of dollars spent between Kenny Brown parts and paying my mechanic to install the parts - twice!

After the first round of installations the car sat 1.5" higher in the front than the rear. After many calls, to many different people at Kenny Brown's, the final resolution from them was to cut a full coil off the front springs. OK...we did that and now the car sits level but I have to tell everyone, the car pushes like a pig! Iím not an engineer but my theory is that the front springs are stiffer now because of cutting a coil off of themÖ I have called many times asking for help from Kenny Brown's company and no one has returned my calls to help fix this problem.

I had 2 track days last year (stock) and 3 days this year (Kenny brown suspension) and honestly I don't see much improvement for all the money that was spent. Last year the car was tight in and loose off.

Now the car turns in ok but then pushes bad with no corner speed. The loose off has been helped but with extreme tight (push) handling. I would like the tail to kick out to help get the car to rotate in the corn and keep my speeds up. The car is no faster in the corns than it was last year. It just pushes more now.

At this point I am going to deal with this for three more tracks days later this Month. Next year these crappy springs are coming off and Eibach's are going on. Oí and now the front of the car is bottoming out slightly causing the tires to wear a whole through the fender liner.

We'll I didnít want to slam Kenny Brown's company but I feel wronged...and I want my car to faster...What to you all think?

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Old 09-17-2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but to be fair to Kenny Brown and give them the ability to respond appropriately this should be posted in the Kenny Brown forum in the Vendor Forums since they are a club vendor.

Good luck, I hope the issue gets resolved successfully.
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Old 09-17-2005, 12:25 AM   #3
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Actually I think this belongs more in the suspension tech section so others in the "know" can help you out with your issues.
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Old 09-17-2005, 07:31 AM   #4
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ok. I will post this to the Kenny Brown room as well, but I would like to get everyone's option on this as well. Kenny Brown or not, I would love some input on possible ways to get the corner speeds up.

One case in point is one off ramp that I take everyday to work. Max speed stock was 60 mph middle of the corner...with new suspension the corner speed is still 60 mph but now with a push.
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Old 09-18-2005, 04:46 PM   #5
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I responded to you on CC.com. If you want to get the MOST out of your Cobra you MUST do the front and rear. I put the MM PHB and TA and had more oversteer than before. I put the entire system on and it was awesome. I'm sure the KB system would do the same for you car.
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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I'll try to help you as best that I can but you supplied about 1/20th of the amount of information that I need to actually figure out what is going on.

Please shoot me an email with a phone number and I'll call you to discuss.

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BMW Eater... What is your end goal for the car?
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Suspension Issues

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