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05-29-2012 09:34 AM
mac.mogul Front camber is going to change the car entirely if you've been running with NO front camber... Its definitely going to help to keep the front end from pushing through turns.
05-16-2012 08:50 AM
STS-focus quickly, I run -2.4 camber in front per side, -0.18 toe front. -2.2 rear camber per, 0.0 rear toe. Eibach sways front and rear, front Koni yellows full stiff, rear koni 1-1 1/2 turns off full stiff. if she plows ill soften up the front half a turn. LFB FTW!
04-28-2012 10:47 PM
rallyrussel You should learn to use the oversteer to your advantage, In a front drive car the way to keep from spinning is the opposite of what you are currently doing. Mash the go pedal and point the fronts where you want to be. The tail will follow. Not the fastest way around all corners since you are bleeding energy while sliding, but a good way to get around some of the tight stuff that would other wise be painfully slow. Turn in... make a sandwich... rotate and go. A good example of where to use a drift would be a tight Chicago box, or set of 90 turns.

Also getting some front camber on a McPherson strut will help when you autoX.
04-17-2012 10:34 AM
tukaniSVT Nice.

-Ray-
04-17-2012 08:24 AM
focus'N'SHO I hit a pothole and it managed to throw a rock up into my timing belt. With the old grind Crower 2's in there that didn't fare too well for my valves. Luckily I had a spare head in the garage with some mild porting done to it waiting to go on. After some custom fitting to the buckets it is now on and getting ready to time it. Plus hoping to do a couple more mods to it while I'm at it. Also like you I have a built HC short block sitting in the garage waiting on me to go through it and make sure everything is good before it gets thrown in.

While I do the rear suspension though it is also getting a rear disc swap :)
04-16-2012 10:45 PM
tukaniSVT Ah ... gotcha.

And most definitely will report my findings.

Are you re-building your engine?

I have an extra SVT engine in my garage that one day I hope to rebuild as a back up.

-Ray-
04-16-2012 09:18 AM
focus'N'SHO
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Thanks.

Yeah, I will be ordering the front camber kit by my next gig check.

focus'N'SHO - > I also have the VF Poly mounts up front ... all of them. And the Eibach bar I have is also 25mm.

I have dialed in those numbers ... I just need to get used to the settings when I turn.

Working on a location that I can safely test out the changes. Getting cones from some buddies.

-Ray-
I meant I had poly bushings on the stock front sway bar. I'm working on the engine mounts, my main focus has been handling.

I look forward to hearing what you find. I can't do any real testing of mine at the moment till engine is finished back up, and I do some work on the rear suspension. My rear end is very unpredictable due to enlarged holes where the toe arms mount to the subframe.
04-15-2012 04:45 PM
tukaniSVT Thanks.

Yeah, I will be ordering the front camber kit by my next gig check.

focus'N'SHO - > I also have the VF Poly mounts up front ... all of them. And the Eibach bar I have is also 25mm.

I have dialed in those numbers ... I just need to get used to the settings when I turn.

Working on a location that I can safely test out the changes. Getting cones from some buddies.

-Ray-
04-15-2012 12:28 AM
thenorm
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What do you guys think about deleting the front Sway?

Some of the Civic guys have told me try that ... but I am hesitant.

-Ray-
Omni runs with no front bar, but he went to 900# springs to increase the roll resistance ( I'm not sure his rear springs).

But seriously, u need front camber. It is one of the biggest things to help!
04-15-2012 12:03 AM
focus'N'SHO Well other than getting more front camber. As far as your damping rates have you thought about 3 and 7 or 2 and 6? From what you were saying I'd say the 3 and 7 would probably be about the best compromise. I'm running the same spring setup and trying to dial mine in as well. But I have a 25mm rear bar, with poly bushings on the stock front.

I've been out of the game for a few years till last year though. And I still have a couple of repairs in the rear suspension to do. (parts are here though).

I would do as you have been thinking and use a big empty parking lot and do some testing. I'll admit I used to use one of the local high school parking lots for testing when school was out for the summer :D
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