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Old 03-22-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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AutoX Alignment Settings...

I am a fanatic SVTF autocrosser, and I am getting Azenis and Konis to take it to the next level. I do know that alignment settings can definitely help me cut my times, but besides more camber and perhaps a bit of toe-out on the rears to help with rotation, I really don't know what I should specify, or what it possible with an otherwise stock suspension. Any real-world numbers for caster/camber/toe that would help with grip and enhancing rotation would be very much appreciated.
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Are you still going to run GS, or jump to STS?
Unfortunately, none of the parts thefrush listed would be legal in GS.

I've searched for some good setups, but have come up awful short.

I do know, a little toe out at the front will also help turn in.

FWIW, I'm going to loosen each side of the front suspension, push everything in as far as I can get it,
and see how much more camber is available that way.
Then I'll take it in for an alignment, and see where it ended up at.
I know you can force a little more camber that way, but nothing like adding the plates would do.

Lets ALL keep each other updated on what we find.
Great topic you started, Carrera26.
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Yeah, I do want to stick around in G Stock for at least another season, so nothing more than 2-way adjustable dampers, some play in the swaybars, and alignment settings on the stock suspension.
I am going to check on a couple of things with the SVTOA, though. I know that you can get "Crash Bolts" for super-cheap camber, but I need to find out if they are in the Ford Parts catalog and therefore legal for G Stock. If anyone is wondering, crash bolts are a piece used in repair for when the mounting points (I believe) have been pushed a bit out of their normal places. They allow more of a range in the suspenion to compensate for that. It is a stock replacement part and legal in GS if, and only if, it's in the parts catalog. It has been used to great effect on Celicas...
I am also going to post this same topic on the message board there and see what I come up with. Will report back with any good info I find...
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one thing that might help alot of peopel over look for gs is gettign a set of top of the lien brake pads. even soem nice hawk pads will help alot
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I have my new set of EBC Greenstuff pads sitting at home (should be here today anyway)
Word of warning. Very few people seem to know that the front SVT calipers are different and need a different pad. If you have an SVT and are getting new pads, be SURE that they are the SVT specific ones. I had an awful experience. My front pads are cooked so I actually had to steal my wife's GTI VR6 for the 1st AutoX of the season on Sunday. Fun and powerful, but not on the same leve as the SVTF...
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I am also going to post this same topic on the message board there and see what I come up with.
Will report back with any good info I find...
Is this your thread?
http://www.svtownersassociation.com/...ead.php?t=1941
It's in the "AutoX Junction" forums.
I didn't recognize the username that posted it.
OTOH,
I've been on SVTOA for a while now, and didn't even know that particular forum area existed.

I was looking for it in the "SVT Focus Tech" forums.

If memory serves me, Crash Bolts are not in the Ford Parts Catalogue....yet.
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That's not me. I haven't been able to get on there yet. Been so busy I can hardly even think straight... I'm still gonna do it, and I'll let you guys know what I came up with.
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ebc green stuff are not good pads to get. low dust dosent mean good stoppign power. they r a bit bette rthan stock but by no means good auto-x pads. best u can get are carbotech or hawk
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ebc green stuff are not good pads to get. low dust dosent mean good stoppign power. they r a bit bette rthan stock but by no means good auto-x pads. best u can get are carbotech or hawk
They are good enough for what I am doing right now, better than stock, and about 1/2 the price of Hawk pads. We are saving all our money for our house closing in a month and that's all the $$$ I could justify for it. Pads don't really make much difference in Auto-X anyway, especially in GS...
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