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Author Topic:   Any comments on my set up?
sledgehammer
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Total posts: 94
posted April 15, 2005 07:24 PM  
Just learning and don't really have any idea how the car will react. Comments would be helpful on what is correct and what I might change. I am most concerned about the ride heights and rear percentage.

Springs
LF 1300 RF 1500
LR 275 RR 175

LF 744 RF 737
LR 708 RR 619

LEFT 51.7%
REAR 47.3%
CROSS 51.5%
RIGHT 48.3%

RIDE HEIGHT
LF 6 1/2 RF 7 3/8
LR 7 1/16 RR 7 11/16

Caster Camber
LF 1 1/2 +1
RF +5 -3

This is a metric car total weight of 2808 lbs.

ryan
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Total posts: 776
posted April 15, 2005 10:49 PM  
For starters
Front Springs to heavy
rear % too low

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted April 16, 2005 05:18 AM  
RR spring to heave, I like the rest, you need to add ballast to get the rear % up.Unless you are running radial tires, you have too much rf caster. Raise the LF to 7" adjust from there JMHO

sledgehammer
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Total posts: 94
posted April 17, 2005 04:27 PM  
Going to a lighter RR spring will add cross to the car, is that correct? What will raising the lf ride height to 7" do? Is it also correct that as you raise the front of the car that transfers weight to the rear?

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted April 17, 2005 06:10 PM  
Without a lot of work, the metric front end geometry isn't the best. Running low exxaserbates the toe and camber change when the car goes into bump (in the corners). It will also help you get body roll which promotes side bite. And yes, softening the rr will put more wedge in the chassis.

    

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