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01-09-2012 04:06 PM
tukaniSVT Aha ... thanks. That does indeed make sense.

-Ray-
01-09-2012 04:02 PM
wrc_fan ^^ I am running a lot more camber, I have -2.75 front and -1.75 rear. Having more static camber is critical on the focus. When you drop it with the H&R race springs, you have a pretty crappy camber change when the suspension compresses at this ride height. More camber helps keep it off the sidewall.
01-09-2012 03:22 PM
tukaniSVT Wow that's low. I ran with 32-34 once and noticed some roll over marks on the sidewall.

I may do like 34-36 in the rear, and 36-38 in the front.

-Ray-
01-09-2012 02:42 PM
wrc_fan
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What's your thoughts on AirPressure, wrc_fan?

-Ray-
I'm unconvential, as I usually run lower rear pressure on a FF.

Currently I run RS-3s, in 225/45/15 on 15x7.5 wheels. Depending on the course and temperature, I will run 30-32 psi up front and 28ish to start in the rear. I basically set the fronts so I'm scrubbing to the limit mark on the tire, then reduce rear pressure until I feel the car is balanced.
01-09-2012 02:06 PM
tukaniSVT Hmm ... thanks. I guess I should re-look at the paper that the NTB guy gave me.

Definitely will have them reset it then and run it that way for the next event.

What's your thoughts on AirPressure, wrc_fan?

-Ray-
01-09-2012 12:43 PM
wrc_fan
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Thanks guys.

Paul, yeah, may think about putting the front sway in front after all and taking out the stock one. LOL

BTW:
Caster: 0 in front / -1 in back
Camber: -1 in front / -1.5 in back
Toe: 0 in front / 1 degree Toe-Out for back

A few thoughts. First off, a bit of a nit-pick, but as an FYI, you only have caster on the front wheels.

My recommendation is to dial it back to zero toe, with only -1 degree camber up front, you're leaving some total grip on the table.

Remember that the focus rear suspension does go through a change in toe dynamically as the suspension compresses.
01-09-2012 10:22 AM
tukaniSVT Of course I will note the changes ... lol. I would like to have this dialed in before Divisionals and Nationals roll in.

-Ray-
01-09-2012 10:20 AM
tukaniSVT Mark, Nice.

I did find out that we do fun runs on setup day (usually the day before the event).

We had our regional championship (King of the Hill as they called it) the day before, and I was invited to compete ... did well to my surprise, but anyways, those who competed worked for the volunteers ... and oh my goodness, the volunteers were given 2 hours of free play and they averaged 12-15 runs!!! Holy smokes.

-Ray-
01-09-2012 10:17 AM
sleepyboy definitely lower the rear pressure some more. Start at a base line and then work you way from there and note any changes that you made, made lol
01-09-2012 10:10 AM
GodLovesUgly i would try lowering your rear PSI.. that should help.
i've always had my PSI in the front higher than the rear.. to compensate for the motor.

i think the biggest turn out we had last year was 120! we average 60-80 drivers. that explains all the runs! plus, we usually get fun runs after the actual event!
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