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post #31 of 259 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Spray paint. I used it on my fender lips too. WAY quicker that touch up paint lol

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What is that stuff? JB weld?

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post #32 of 259 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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They made a heck of an offer. I prefer monotubes so that's why no KW/mazdaspeed for me. The car rides SOOOOO smooth. I love it

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BCs with Swifts? Didn't see that coming. Was expecting a KW variant.

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post #33 of 259 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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All I can say is WOW!!!

Codriver (Jan) took too pax since I was in basically SSM on street tires.

Drove wonderfully. Love these! I think I'll be going to a 14k or 16k rear spring later. I have a ms3 rear bar and really don't wanna go bigger. Ran the rear compression up to full hard and wow it was awesome. But too much for today's wet surface.

I had the 3rd fastest time in competition (53.42 and 53.45 were the top two cars...stu egos on zIIs) with a 53.8. In my double entry runs I had a 53.5.

Needless to say I'm stoked. Right outta the box I think it's faster than the mini was last year. yay!!!!

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post #34 of 259 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 02:23 AM
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Sweetness Where are you at toe wise in the rear?
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Um....like 0.05 degrees out on each side in the rear and 0.04 out on each front wheel.

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Rid Height vs Camber

For comparison, what ride height do you have front and rear? Especially interested in the distance from the center of the wheel to the fender lip. That takes the size of the wheels and tires out of the equation.

Then, what camber does that create for you front and rear?

I'm starting at zero toe front and rear with my setup. Worked well before the GC coil-overs, changing as little as possible for next event.

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Well I'm less camber up front than you. It's between 2.5 and 3.0...the machine said 2.8 at first then 2.6 after. 1.4 out back. Fender to center measurements...no idea yet.


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13.25F and 13.75R

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Well I'm less camber up front than you. It's between 2.5 and 3.0...the machine said 2.8 at first then 2.6 after. 1.4 out back. Fender to center measurements...no idea yet.

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13.25F and 13.75R
Aha. So we are close.

Right now I'm 13.5f and 13.75r, and our front camber is within about .5 degrees. My rear camber is around -2.0.

When you installed your front strut insulators, did you tap the three bolts as far inward as you could? They will move a little.

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As far as I know it's in as far as I can get it.

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What exactly is the car doing (or not doing) that makes you want to increase the rear spring rates? Are you currently running the stock front swaybar?
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