ChrisTropea Associate Editor
10/7/21 10:58 a.m.

The C8 Corvette represents a major departure for the model: mid-engine design and honest, coil-over suspension. And it’s fast, too. Really fast.

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BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/8/21 6:49 p.m.

I think they mounted the lower front ball joint upside down so they could raise that front lower arm.  That lets them lower to roll center a bit.

I also wonder if they do that sometimes because they're concerned about popping out the ball joint. That loads the ball joint in compression instead of trying to pull the ball joint out of the socket.

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