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Old 07-23-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
H00LiG4N
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Default -camber spec & ride height help

1. car is daily driver with 2 or 3 auto x events per year,
2. weather is 4 seasons (long island) roads are not too bad, but there are some uneven surfaces here and there after each winter.
3. suspension upgrades:
KW v3 coilover, whiteline com-c strut mounts, whiteline 24mm front sway bar, whiteline 22mm rear sway bar, spl rear adjustable control arms, kartboy end links, whiteline roll center adjust kit, whiteline steering rack bushings & cusco brace, whiteline sub frame bushings, whiteline rear diff bushings, whiteline positive shift kit bushings, stock control arm bushings for now.
4. spring rates: front - 400 lb/in (70 N/mm), rear- 285 lb/in (50 N/mm)
5. looking for more responsive then stock steering feel/grip, but not track aggressive, even tire wear

I was thinking to set -1.5 camber in front and rear with 0 toe all around, and 14"F & 13.5"R ride height. does that sound like a decent daily driver settings.
please give me some suggestions on:
1. front and rear camber
2. front and rear ride height

thank you
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:08 PM   #2
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1. car is daily driver with 2 or 3 auto x events per year,
2. weather is 4 seasons (long island) roads are not too bad, but there are some uneven surfaces here and there after each winter.
3. suspension upgrades:
KW v3 coilover, whiteline com-c strut mounts, whiteline 24mm front sway bar, whiteline 22mm rear sway bar, spl rear adjustable control arms, kartboy end links, whiteline roll center adjust kit, whiteline steering rack bushings & cusco brace, whiteline sub frame bushings, whiteline rear diff bushings, whiteline positive shift kit bushings, stock control arm bushings for now.
4. spring rates: front - 400 lb/in (70 N/mm), rear- 285 lb/in (50 N/mm)
5. looking for more responsive then stock steering feel/grip, but not track aggressive, even tire wear

I was thinking to set -1.5 camber in front and rear with 0 toe all around, and 14"F & 13.5"R ride height. does that sound like a decent daily driver settings.
please give me some suggestions on:
1. front and rear camber
2. front and rear ride height

thank you
I'm running RCE T2s (i.e., KW Club Sports) on my 2011 STI 4 dr with stiffer springs (500# frt/rr) and lowered/corner balanced. My fender lip to ground height is: LF 25 3/4". RF = 26", LR= 25 3/4", RR= 25 5/8" after corner balancing and I have a 2# difference on cross weights (1727/1729#).

For a pure DD -1.5 deg front camber is conservative, IMO (I run -1.9), and anything in the -1.4 to -1.6 range is good for a DD rear camber. If you auto x you'd want to increase your frt camber to -2.0 to -2.5 deg and drop the rear camber to -1.0 to -1.2 deg for better rotation.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Those settings seem fine to me. For a serious autox car you'd expect to have more front camber, and maybe you could daily drive on a bit more, but I think you are fine for what you do.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
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thanks for the help guys.

I will ask for:
camber
-1.6 F
-1.5 R
ride height center to fender
13-7/8"F
13-1/2"R
hopefully this will work for my new wheels aswell. 18x9.5+38 w/ 255/35r18 tire (alignment is being done with stock wheels while I wait on new rims to be imported)
any idea if a 265/35r18 tire would fit with a -1.5 camber with rolled rear fenders of course.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:43 AM   #5
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Probably gonna get more accurate results if we know what your car is.
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