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Old 05-16-2019, 02:32 PM   #41
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One more thing I forgot to mention.

Since I was running adjustable Tokico HTS-I did play with the settings.

On the street I would turn them down a bit.

I listened to others saying don't go too stiff on dirt,so initially went a little stiffer on the front and kinda stiff on the rear.

But back of the car was jumping all over the place/banging around so I went full stiff on the back and it was better.

But I was bottoming out pretty hard in front when the course got chewed up so eventually went full stiff on all 4 corners and left it there for the remainder of the season while racing.

When I got the new front springs I did the same-but I noticed with the new springs when I dialed down the fronts back to cushy street setting that the struts were indeed topping out coming out of driveways or going over speed bumps,so I had to stiffen them up a couple turns and that took care of it.

Hopefully your svt dampers will have enough compression/rebound to control your suspension once you get your ride height/droop set the way you want.
I'm really thinking I don't want to over spring it by going any stiffer than an SVT spring on the SVT strut.
Did your shocks have separate adjustment for Comp/Reb? Or did it adjust both with 1 knob?

I also have to keep reminding myself I'm not building a racecar. Its my Daily Driver LOL. But also if things are not right, it will bug me......
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:33 PM   #42
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My Tokico HTS shocks and struts only have the one knob-adjusts both rebound and compression at the same time.

Not sure if Tokico has gone tits up or just limited availability of some types of shocks or struts but it doesn’t look like they are much of a thing anymore.

They don’t have my struts available anymore.

I will be considering other options on both my cars.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:15 AM   #43
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Made some .750" coil spacers over the weekend. Waiting on my SVT springs to show up this week.

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Made some .750" coil spacers over the weekend. Waiting on my SVT springs to show up this week.

Especially since you’re not competing, I think that size spacer plus SVT springs you’re going to be pretty happy with.

When I was running rallyx on a similar setup-90% of the time I was super happy.

It was mostly wihen the course got chewed up towards the end of the day that I started bottoming out pretty bad with that set up.

That’s when I decided to custom order slightly taller than stock and stiffer front springs.

But there was one particular course we ran that I did bottom out pretty regularly from the start with the svt spring/.80 spacer combo.

But I still won my class for that event, granted my class for that day (2wd prepared) was only me and two other cars LOL.

It wasn’t our normal course.

Our normal dirt parking lot was taken from us at the last moment for motocross event parking.

But the owner gave us the trophy truck course.

Which was kind of hilarious because it has big truck jumps.

Rather than ask permission from SCCA if this was going to be OK, our rally X organizer did the beg for forgiveness route afterwards instead(I heard they were not thrilled with that choice)and set up cones to try and slow us down so we wouldn’t catch air.

With only partial success-Ha!

I didn’t catch much air in the focus, but some of the Subies sure did!

Course was so much more fun than our normal course.

Video link below is one of the sweeper corners. It’s not too exciting to watch stock-ish Rallycross cars go around it, but it was a little bit more washboard than it looks ,and my outside front wheel was bottoming out repeatedly as I went around.



About 2/3 of my brain said let off the gas man -this is harsh -my poor car!

But the other 1/3 said don’t lift you pu$#y!

That side won out – I did not lift.

If you watch the video linked below, you see the Porsche go first, then me, then the organizer in his Miata next.

Then, a bunch of all-wheel-drive Suby’s that ran at the same time because my class was so small, then we come around again.






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Old 05-24-2019, 07:47 AM   #45
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Looks like fun. I used to race at Glen Helen late 90's/early 2000's when I raced District 37 GP's
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Got my front SVT springs. Now just to find time to swap out the springs and spacers.

Been tinkering with other stuff.
Fixed my leaking Tail Light. Hopefully the spare tire well wont fill up with water in a heavy rain anymore LOL.
New OEM motor mounts sure took the shake out of things.
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I can't tout the benefits of replacing all three motor mounts enough. I just bought an 06 focus that I thought had a blender full of nickels for a motor. Installed new motor mounts and it's a brand new car. I thought it was an exhaust leak, nope, I thought it was gutless, nope I thought I was the best mechanic ever, yep.
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I can't tout the benefits of replacing all three motor mounts enough. I just bought an 06 focus that I thought had a blender full of nickels for a motor. Installed new motor mounts and it's a brand new car. I thought it was an exhaust leak, nope, I thought it was gutless, nope I thought I was the best mechanic ever, yep.
Still have some vibration at idle after new mounts. Definitely better than before though. Vibrates worse with the AC on at idle also. I'm about to replace the injectors. We'll see if that makes any difference
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You checked the idle air control valve?
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