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post #271 of 277 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 02:21 PM
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Looks pretty loose. Just curious; what's your spring rates and rear bar?
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Looks pretty loose. Just curious; what's your spring rates and rear bar?
And, what's the rear toe set at?

I'll guess not zero?

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500/650 rates. Hotchkis rear bar on stiff setting, stock front bar. I beleive the last time i got ut aligned was -3.2/-1.5 camber and .1/0 deg toe. It's 1-2 rear psi from undrivable up or down. As it is, you have to put it at the limit and use the throttle to keep the rear in check. I haven't been driving or racing it lately and I've somewhat forgotten how to drive it. It's alot of fun though.


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That still is wild to me because I'm a softer front rate and similar set-up otherwise, and my car is no where near as loose as yours. Maybe I should start playing with toe...


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That still is wild to me because I'm a softer front rate and similar set-up otherwise, and my car is no where near as loose as yours. Maybe I should start playing with toe...
You have much more dampening than I do. I'm at the very top end of what these Mazdaspeed Motorsports c/o's are valved for. Is it possible that mine just unloads the rear too quickly?


I'll also admit that I've lost some faith in the alignment tech after what he did on my G. So it could be off.

Last local race of the season today. Small lot and my buddy is co driving. Should be fun.


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You have much more dampening than I do. I'm at the very top end of what these Mazdaspeed Motorsports c/o's are valved for. Is it possible that mine just unloads the rear too quickly?


I'll also admit that I've lost some faith in the alignment tech after what he did on my G. So it could be off.
Your video demonstrates exactly what my car did with about 1/8" of toe out in the rear. I have almost exactly the same springs/cars as you. I have a great video of a spectacular 180 spin I did in that mode.

I now have zero rear toe (as well as zero front toe), and can drift around corners when needed (upon my request).

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I was also thinking it may also have to do with having too much rake. Would that do it?

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