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Old 06-25-2012, 10:12 AM   #30
slowmazda3
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Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
On the understear issue .. you could try running a bit more negative camber up front. It will tend to increase wear on the inside, but it should improve understear...


Brian
Brian,
I am aware of this; however, camber is relatively fixed with the McStrut design the focus uses. Short of lengthening the control arm there is no possibility of increasing camber on the Mk3 platform (plates will not work as the strut tophat is boxed in.

I also am speaking relative to the OE dampers which leads me to believe I dialed in a bit too much rebound stiffness and in turn reduced weight transfer. The passive rear steer/toe gain on the control blade suspension setup relies on weight transfer for rotation.

The focus is surprisingly agile and gains little camber with steering input when compared to other McStrut designs (A La BMW).
Thank you for your input.
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