311rs The drive home

The 311RS is starting to take shape! Look at this thing. I wanted the wheels, tires and suspension installed before the drive home to test how the package would handle a long distance trip with a couple friends and some film gear. The focus of the 311RS has always been street car. Track performance would come naturally, so this test was a great start to developing a legitimate street car.

The car cruises. Only way I can describe it. On the highway the RS1's are incredibly smooth. There are some general misconceptions about suspension that are quite irritating. It has coilovers, it must be stiff and bumpy. It's too low, it wont handle well. All coilovers are the same. NOT TRUE. With proper development, anything is possible. Bryan from JRZ and I worked very hard to get my Evo X to where it's at today. It runs incredibly low, yet handles amazingly. We run fairly stiff spring rates (700f/900r), but the car is fully compliant. Those factors come into play on the 311RS. The only suspension modification to the 311RS is the JRZ RS1's. The car rides perfect, firm but plush. Like a shock absorber should.

The 3,000 mile trip took us just over a day straight through. I learned a lot about the car on the trip, and was glad we had done the suspension and wheel installs at Evasive beforehand. Even with the fenders rolled, there was some slight rubbing on the inner fenders. That's fine, because it allowed me to know exactly what needs to be done to fit this wheel and tire package before production of the 11 units. The 311RS not only needs to be up to my standards, but OEM standards as well. Things such as tire rubbing aren't tolerated.

311rs drive home
311rs drive home
311rs drive home
311rs drive home
311rs drive home
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