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Old 07-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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pushing issues in the corners need advise

got a focus svt and race at a asphalt track and on entrance the car pushes bad...its a stock class.... any advise as for shocks springs or sway bars to help


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Old 07-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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what are you alowed to change on the car if your runing in stock class?
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not much ..... but what i can easily disguise...i can change springs and struts and sway bars as long as i can make them look like they belong there....i thought about adjustable shocks but i dont know where the adj are at
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If you can fabricate and can use any spring I would make something like the old ground control coil over set up http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...fr=yfp-t-900-sfor the front and rear. It will allow you to use an Eiback slandered English race springs. Youíll also need a better shock such as konie yellow.

If you have to stay with a stock looking spring probably the H&R race springs I think they have the stiffiest rear spring around.

I would try going with a springs thatís about 40%stiffer than you have in the front. The way I have my road racing car set up is my rear spring it 25% stiffer then my front my fronts are 450ibs/in and the rears are 575lbs/in. my car is not quite neutral so you may want a bit more spring In the back. Also canber bolts in the rear may help.
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ya i have to stick with stock looking springs so ill investigate the h and r springs.... did you change the sway bars at all or stick with whats in it
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ya i have to stick with stock looking springs so ill investigate the h and r springs.... did you change the sway bars at all or stick with whats in it
I have stock saw bars being I have such large springs.
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May want to try the h&t race springs with a 24 or 25mm bar to start with the race springs are 325 front and 375 rear so with a bigger bar you be able to losen the back up.
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thanks ill give it a try ..... i appreciate the imput as the imports are killing me and svt has 30 more hp stock so if get it rite should be good
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not much ..... but what i can easily disguise...i can change springs and struts and sway bars as long as i can make them look like they belong there....i thought about adjustable shocks but i dont know where the adj are at
Do they allow any suspension mods at all?
Is this for AutoX?

The older type of Koni's adjust by turning the damper rod in the strut body. They look like a regular OEM damper. But the newer type has a little adjuster at the end of the rod which is easily recognisable. If you can get some of the older type that are like new they will be a big help. But I believe they have "Koni" stamped into the strut body so even if you paint them black, with a thorough inspection it'd be obvious.
You can only adjust rebound on them. If you're doing AutoX I'd recommend setting the rear significantly firmer than the front.

Also a firmer rear anti-roll bar will help a lot. If you pain it black and use black bushings it would probly pass as standard (depending on the design).

With dampers and the rear bar it will push a lot less but the most important thing is practicing to set the car up for each corner so you aren't overloading the front tyres on turn in.

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