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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2006, 11:06:39 AM »
My car is VERY low, a lot lower than standard.  anyone know how this will affect the settings?

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2006, 11:45:22 AM »
I would advise getting the car laser aligned due to the negative camber you now have on both the front and the rear, as well as having an adverse affect on the geometry on all the suspension you will have rapid tyre wear on the insides of the treads.

You will also possibly find the car wont have as much traction as standard due to not having the tyre correctly in contact with the road and also it may not be as stable as it was as standard due to the alteration of castor angles on the front.

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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2006, 01:15:33 PM »
Oh yes im planning on getting all that done - thats why I asked about the settings at the top of the thread?  Can I use those?  Are they the same no matter if your car is lowered etc?

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I would advise getting the car laser aligned due to the negative camber you now have on both the front and the rear, as well as having an adverse affect on the geometry on all the suspension you will have rapid tyre wear on the insides of the treads.

You will also possibly find the car wont have as much traction as standard due to not having the tyre correctly in contact with the road and also it may not be as stable as it was as standard due to the alteration of castor angles on the front.

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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2006, 06:01:00 PM »
mark i used the street setup and now the alloys sit perfect in the arches and should wear much mroe evenly

my car is lowered on RSR springs and has bilstein shocks.

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2006, 12:12:13 AM »
Going to have my car done in the next 2 weeks.

The garage says there new computer & gubbins have all the settings they need but me thinks they will be for standard FD. Will this be ok for an FD using Superstreet\'s or is there an advised setup? :3Confused

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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2006, 12:35:14 PM »
Hi, im getting mine done next weekend. Just out of interest is this the same as what is said in the mazda manual with all the fluids topped up and a full tank of fuel with it unlaidend.

Should i go for long track for IOM ????

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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2009, 11:36:58 AM »
anyone got some settings for drifting?

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2009, 02:16:01 PM »
surely for propper drifting you want max grip so you would use the same settings as a track car? apart from having more steering lock to lock which is nothing to do with the settings anyway?
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 02:44:49 PM »
Yeah you want max grip on the front....but the rear needs to be reasonably loose?
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2009, 03:03:46 PM »
Yeah you want maximum at the front so that the back end can just swing easily...

But does this mean:

- using very litte negative at the back?
- -1.1 at the front like the guide says ? i\'ve heard of other people running -3 ... which is why i ask

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »
thought best to use 0 on the back for best grip?

I guess it depends how fast you wanna be going sideways and how good you are?if you wanna be passing the competition on a bend faster than them you need the better grip on the rear to be pushing you forwards/sideways quicker whereas if you dont have so much traction you wont get the speed,have you spoken to dragon performance,there car is pretty quick.

If you want to breakaway easy you need less traction, but that means you loose grip which translates into speed of the drift being slower, thats the way i see it anyway?
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2009, 04:18:05 PM »
I\'ve just read through this thread and can\'t really find an answer to the \'what\'s the difference between the short and long setups?\'  I guess short would be for sprint type tracks, and long would be for circuits and long sweeping corners, i.e. the latter would be a bit more stable / neutral?
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2010, 11:35:08 AM »
Chaps!  Just been along to a laser alignment garage to get the wheels facing in the right direction after a massive rebuild of the suspension on my FD. Told the very helpful chappie that I would like 1/16th toe in on the front, he asked what is that in metric? Doh! like I know.
 
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2010, 12:28:39 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2010, 12:45:21 PM »
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Well I did read that post that took it into degrees, but not having a full understanding of these things, hence the post, and the guy asking for it in metric, I just assumed that it would be a fraction in mm\'s