Hi guys, i 'm so happy to still be here.. thanks to the mechanic who designed our 147's suspension (and perhaps to my experience - i drive since 11) i m still here with you!!
It was on Sunday noon, returning from weekend journey, driving to a country road, 2 lines road for each direction, smooth surface, long curves, trying to get back home fast, so i catch up the Mundial final!!
So i had stepped on it
Plus that there was a Primera 2.0GT just behind me that i wasnt willing to let him pass my bella.
So i had 180km on the clock (...) turning those long curves, passing the other cars like the were stopped, feeling the car turning with safety and having my eyes real open and careful on the road.
Suddenly i saw a big (i mean BIG) bump just in the middle of a shorter right curve, a curve that i was planning to take on limits. A curve that i should have at least 20km less speed to feel safe taking it.
I immediately turned the steering wheel more right for a while, to move towards the inner of the curve, to have space to pass the bump on a straight line.
The car responded right away to my command and we hit the bump, the suspension must reached just before its limits, the car moved up like it was about to land off but we passed through without loosing control, with a straight line route over the bump. I corrected my line as i passed the bump and stepped on it to have full roadholding as i was getting out of the curve..
My gf stayed frozen for a while and as i was decreasing speed to calm down i explained to her that we are very lucky to have a car like this. A car with a superior suspension and handling, and we should thank those italian mechanics for this.
IMO if i had lowering srpings fitted, the suspension would not have the distance to absorve that huge bump and we would land off..
So please guys, any of you have a lowered suspension, try not to drive fast on unknown roads, i know the car gets better with the springs but thats more on tracks and real flat roads, not on bumpy ones.
Lets keep ourselves safe, so we can enjoy more.