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Old 11-07-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Looking for feedback on what others have had success with on the track with hi-performance suspension. I seen posts saying anywhere from -1.5 to -2.6 front, -1.1 to -1.4 rear and zero toe front and rear.

I've run victo racers and Potenza RE70's and experience understeer with both. Other rex's have noted the same issue of troubles turning in. I'm inclined to think that with the stiffness I have that -2.6 in front may be excessive up front and that a smidge toe out in the rear would be justified.

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Old 11-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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What sway bars are you running and at what settings? That would make a huge difference as far as pushing goes.

On my STi, my daily/track setup is

Front:
-2.5 camber
6 deg caster
0 goe
25mm Hotchkis bar/links

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-1.8 to -2 camber
1/32nd toe IN
25mm Hotchkis bar/links on middle hole

Car feels fairly neutral with mild slow power on oversteer out of 1-2 gear corners. Mind you, I have the benefit of more torque and STi diffs so YMMV. I've run this setup on both street and R compounds.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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Chris: And judging from your tire wear, you could still use a bit more negative camber up front on those track days.
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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Amen to that Arnie. I'm thinking -3 to -3.5 if I could get the plates to go that far.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Chris

Of course it would be rear toe-in.... I've got whiteline rear bar on middle hole with Perrin end links, it appears the front is stock. Zeal V6 coil overs set on 5. Cusco strut and triangulation braces. Torque and HP not an issue .

What caster/camber device do you use? I'm looking at the Longacre.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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Chris is using PDE plates, caster and camber adjustable.
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Arnie is correct. I'm using PDE front plates in conjuction with camber bolts and regular bolts in the rear. Didn't your V6's come with plates fr/rr?

There's another big variable to play with: damping on the V6's. My research on the web as well as my personal experience with the V6's was that they liked a 2 pt spread in damping. But if you're looking for more rear rotation...little more in the rear wouldn't hurt. What kg springs are you on?

Loved the Zeals; just couldn't live with them every day.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys. Yes there are camber plates there, but I'm somewhat in the dark as I purchased the car with Zeals installed, no instructions and haven't been able to locate. Don't have spring info either, all I can tell you is they're blue. I should have clarified as well that I assumed you are doing your own adjustments and inquiring as to the tools/equipment you're using (Arnie included!)
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