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Old 04-01-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Where in the city can you get your car corner balanced? Rocket Rally? Dales? somewhere else I don't know about. Im not concerned overly with the ride height being perfectly equal over my coilovers all actually working properly together on the car.

let me know if any of you have done this or plan to or know where to get it done.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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The first place I would call is Dale's and talk to Jason.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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Jason doesnt do corner balancing as far as I know. PDM does though.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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correct slowguy.
I've been bugging Jay for a while now, to buy the balancing tools.

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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i'll gonna bring some beer next time and try to convince him. you in?

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Old 04-01-2009, 05:05 PM   #6
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PDM does it, but I was told by Don and the senior autoXers that it is a waste of money on our cars, unless you have a full built in cage.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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^^^??? whys that? its meant to setup the suspension based on their individual loads and to balance front L/R and rear L/R, a cage I know adds stiffness to the chassis but I would think isnt required to corner balance.

just curious, since my rear coilovers will limit my drop (offset wasn't enough I guess) and so If I cant drop the car I may as well maximize the potential at the current height.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
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PDM does it, but I was told by Don and the senior autoXers that it is a waste of money on our cars, unless you have a full built in cage.
They are wrong. Subaru's have a stiff chassis setup. It would be more beneficial for us compared to say like a Civic or RSX where their chassis flex's a lot.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:13 PM   #9
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They are wrong. Subaru's have a stiff chassis setup. It would be more beneficial for us compared to say like a Civic or RSX where their chassis flex's a lot.
Not nearly stiff enough. They said a Porsche GT3 is barely stiff enough for corner balancing :P
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #10
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I guess they just don't want business.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:23 PM   #12
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ok so PDM is potentially out if they are like that, anywhere else, or am I buying beer and heading to Jay's with a Hypa and Slowguy to beat him into buying the gear ?
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Rocket Rally does it.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #14
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however much it costs, measure yourself and make sure you're even, then spend the extra money on other suspension parts that will make more of a difference.....

unless you have very deep pockets modding a car isn't about what will get you gains, its about what will get you the most gain/$....from talking to jason a couple summers ago, and many suspension guys down in AR there are much better things to spend you money on....
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:46 PM   #15
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however much it costs, measure yourself and make sure you're even, then spend the extra money on other suspension parts that will make more of a difference.....

unless you have very deep pockets modding a car isn't about what will get you gains, its about what will get you the most gain/$....from talking to jason a couple summers ago, and many suspension guys down in AR there are much better things to spend you money on....
Im pretty sure I have most things covered already

cowl braces
coilovers
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Front & rear sway
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rear endlinks
front camber plates
rear group N mounts
rear diff subframe bolts
rear diff outrigger bushings

what else is there, besides say lateral links, seriously what else could I be missing. The laterals are 400+ so if corner balancing is even 1/2 that I will consider not doing it as that is getting pretty expensive.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:04 PM   #16
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Im pretty sure I have most things covered already

cowl braces
coilovers
ALK
STI A-Arms
Front & rear sway
Rear STB
rear endlinks
front camber plates
rear group N mounts
rear diff subframe bolts
rear diff outrigger bushings

what else is there, besides say lateral links, seriously what else could I be missing. The laterals are 400+ so if corner balancing is even 1/2 that I will consider not doing it as that is getting pretty expensive.
How about after market subframe thingy?

I would actually like to see some real number with weight balancing. Go in to have it balanced, drive around for a week and go back and have the car weighted. That will settle all speculation on our parts.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:10 PM   #17
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seriously any estimated $$ labour cost of Four Corner balancing ? maybe around 1k?
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Im pretty sure I have most things covered already

cowl braces
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STI A-Arms
Front & rear sway
Rear STB
rear endlinks
front camber plates
rear group N mounts
rear diff subframe bolts
rear diff outrigger bushings

what else is there, besides say lateral links, seriously what else could I be missing. The laterals are 400+ so if corner balancing is even 1/2 that I will consider not doing it as that is getting pretty expensive.
yeah you're set.... go on a vacation.....strictly for the weather women and the weed....

but yeah...im not a huge suspension guy so im not sure what else is out there....

i would put the money towards a bigger turbo.....cause whatever you plan on getting isn't big enough...remember, its not lag, it's foreplay!
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seriously any estimated $$ labour cost of Four Corner balancing ? maybe around 1k?
doubtfull....

i mean what is charge out for a good mechanic? 100$ an hour? is it really going to take 10 hours?

my guess would be 200-300$ tops

but i'm shooting from the hip with that...definitely a guess...
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doubtfull....

i mean what is charge out for a good mechanic? 100$ an hour? is it really going to take 10 hours?

my guess would be 200-300$ tops

but i'm shooting from the hip with that...definitely a guess...
friend of mine just done it for his 93 NSX in SOCAL, was $500 USD - just for the labour cost...
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friend of mine just done it for his 93 NSX in SOCAL, was $500 USD - just for the labour cost...

goood lord!!!

yeah 1000$ cad isn't a stretch! What's your friend say about it? noticeable difference? worth the 500$?
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yeah you're set.... go on a vacation.....strictly for the weather women and the weed....

but yeah...im not a huge suspension guy so im not sure what else is out there....

i would put the money towards a bigger turbo.....cause whatever you plan on getting isn't big enough...remember, its not lag, it's foreplay!
18g for now, GT35r for later (after built motor), lol already got woman, so weather and weed (don't do weed so sub that for booze)

Mini - whats a subframe thingy, you mean those Hbraces and so on?
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18g for now, GT35r for later (after built motor), lol already got woman, so weather and weed (don't do weed so sub that for booze)

Mini - whats a subframe thingy, you mean those Hbraces and so on?
lol u fail at the Notorious BIG reference spotting....

18G...weaksauce...(lol im such a hypocrite)...you're ej205 right? throw the 35 on anyway.....then when u build motor go 4088 or 4202
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goood lord!!!

yeah 1000$ cad isn't a stretch! What's your friend say about it? noticeable difference? worth the 500$?
IIRC, rear to front is 40 to 60 due it its rwd, and 15lb more heavier on left than right when driver sits in...

and he said, not noticeable differece at all from butt dyno...and he said not worthy it...
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lol u fail at the Notorious BIG reference spotting....

18G...weaksauce...(lol im such a hypocrite)...you're ej205 right? throw the 35 on anyway.....then when u build motor go 4088 or 4202
lols I know, Im only going for 300whp now and 400whp later. this is my DD
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