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Old 08-18-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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Question STi Alignment Question - newbie

I am swapping out the factory BBS's for a set of new wheels this week and I am looking to get an alignment as well. It should be noted that I am looking for a strictly street setup here... maybe a little on the aggressive side. Problem is I have absolutely 0 knowledge when it comes to suspension settings. The specs:

-2005 STi
-18x8 wheels, +49mm offset
-235/40/18 tires

On with the questions:

1. Recommended tire pressures?
2. Recommended alignment settings?

Suspension is stock. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2004, 12:20 PM   #2
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Default Is this thing on?

Anyone at all? The factory specs read as follows:

Toe
Front: 0 in (0mm)
Rear: 0 in (0mm)

Camber
Front: -0 30'
Rear: -1 40'

For all I know, these could be missile coordinates. Seriously though, could anyone recommend streetable settings that are slightly more aggressive than stock yet would not cause any problems with excessive or uneven treadwear?
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Old 08-18-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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First step increase front camber to at least -1 degree that is quite "safe" for your front tires.
Secondly if you want more oversteering behaviour give some toe out rear - about 1mm per wheel is enough - but if you want better steering response some toe out front.
Bear in mind Prodrive suggests -1,35 camber front and 1mm per wheel toe in rear for STI04 cars that have their springs.
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I wouldn't bother with rear toe. Keep it at 0 to minimize tire wear. Like Jim said, I would recommend -1 degree front camber with 0 toe everywhere. Rear camber is not adjustable.

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Thanks for the feedback, guys. I appreciate it.
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