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Old 05-08-2019, 01:51 PM   #26
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Why not just buy a 360* laser level? That is what I have always used and it makes the whole process extremely quick and easy to set-up. It was actually cheaper than my nice long level I bought years ago, lol.

Glad you are finding the benefits to the tools you have acquired, a lot of people miss out on the gains in tuning your cars chassis to your driving preferences.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:26 PM   #27
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great build, love your garage.
Thanks! Its the nicest room in the whole house!

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Why not just buy a 360* laser level? That is what I have always used and it makes the whole process extremely quick and easy to set-up. It was actually cheaper than my nice long level I bought years ago, lol.

Glad you are finding the benefits to the tools you have acquired, a lot of people miss out on the gains in tuning your cars chassis to your driving preferences.
I looked at a laser level then came to the conclusion that they are easy to knock out of calibration, is that your experience? I also work with the garage door open and was afraid the laser would not be bright enough. And you are right, the level was expensive as hell, but some things are just worth the extra money and given I spent so much to get to where I am with the tools that I have, I was not about to cheap out.

Lastly, I agree that chassis tuning seems to have taken a back seats. A lot of guys these days are focused on chasing power, aero, and stance. I agree there is tons to be gained by tweaking and perfecting chassis dynamics and I hope that these videos allow me to: 1. Learn by teaching 2. Find like minded individuals and learn from them 2. Inspire and Educate those who want to learn more
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:56 AM   #28
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Thanks! Its the nicest room in the whole house!



I looked at a laser level then came to the conclusion that they are easy to knock out of calibration, is that your experience? I also work with the garage door open and was afraid the laser would not be bright enough. And you are right, the level was expensive as hell, but some things are just worth the extra money and given I spent so much to get to where I am with the tools that I have, I was not about to cheap out.

Lastly, I agree that chassis tuning seems to have taken a back seats. A lot of guys these days are focused on chasing power, aero, and stance. I agree there is tons to be gained by tweaking and perfecting chassis dynamics and I hope that these videos allow me to: 1. Learn by teaching 2. Find like minded individuals and learn from them 2. Inspire and Educate those who want to learn more
So my experiance has been great with the 360* laser level, I used to double check with my long level and stopped after I never had to adjust it again. Honestly at this point I would just paint the floor pads spots and record the shims and such per corner, it should be simple and quick from now on if you do that.

As long as you don't drop them (just like any level) it will be fine. People with issues tend to be the issue and toss it in the tool box in their pick up truck. Lol
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:33 AM   #29
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What level is that? You added the extension?
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:50 PM   #30
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So my experiance has been great with the 360* laser level, I used to double check with my long level and stopped after I never had to adjust it again. Honestly at this point I would just paint the floor pads spots and record the shims and such per corner, it should be simple and quick from now on if you do that.

As long as you don't drop them (just like any level) it will be fine. People with issues tend to be the issue and toss it in the tool box in their pick up truck. Lol
Well, if my level ever breaks I'll look at a laser level, but boy I hope it never does.

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What level is that? You added the extension?
Stabila. German made, with a lifetime warranty on the bubble. I think that one is an 8 foot with a built in extension that expands up to 12.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:42 PM   #31
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The last installment of the videos covering the coilover install, setup for alignment, and finally the video covering the alignment. This one to me, is the most interesting. It really covers making camber adjustment and toe adjustments. While the video is only 30 mins long, this entire process can take me HOURS to dial in. The process is not hard, but it requires determination, attention to detail, and patience.

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:13 PM   #32
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Nice!

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:22 PM   #33
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A quick little teaser video while I get through all the footage from Thunderhill West 05-16-19.

Please subscribe to the channel if you'd like to see the rest of what I have coming.

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Old 05-19-2019, 08:20 PM   #34
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Had the chance to shakedown the new suspension on Thunderhill West.

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