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Old 01-17-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default How badly do lowering spring screw up the ackerman angles?

I can't seem to find much info on this. How much do aftermarket springs (lowering about 1.0-1.5 inch) affect ackerman?

Will it cause bad scrubbing or unstable turns, etc?
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what kind of Ackerman angles the Impreza uses, but the kind of lowering you're talking about with proper alignment will not result in an unstable car.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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.....springs of that drop don't mess up toe too much, usually....an ALK, which I really like, will alter toe a good bit and require adjustement of toe for a good alignment.

ackerman angle isn't even mentioned in the FSM, AFAIK.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:23 AM   #4
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Doesn't affect Ackerman, affects toe - adjust toe back to zero and you're set.
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