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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #645 on: October 29, 2020, 07:08:21 PM »
These are damper adjustable as well with 16-level damping / 5 kilo springs and on setting 8 should give good traction plus the fronts on the tight 16 setting to slow droop should give a good base to work with.
To give you an idea I am on 10 kilo rears with a modified Racing Beat roll bar to make it even stiffer   
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #646 on: October 29, 2020, 07:12:15 PM »
Compression AND rebound is generally on very expensive coilovers. Most are just compression.

The Tein kit controls bump and rebound together, which was why I suggested the front be wound right up to slow rebound
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #647 on: October 29, 2020, 08:21:26 PM »
Thanks Clive but I think I'm going to go for something where I can essentially "tune" the suspension as eventually I will be changing gear box and diff etc which will change how the car works won't it?

Plus the car will change in hp for sure. 20psi launches will be more brutal than 5 psi launches

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #648 on: October 30, 2020, 06:54:16 AM »
Yes, your car weight determines spring rates. However, cause its a drag car, you want it to squat with IRS. So, my opinion is that with those Tein spring rates that Clive said, its a good starting point

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #649 on: October 30, 2020, 06:57:19 AM »
Compression AND rebound is generally on very expensive coilovers. Most are just compression.

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Excatly. And with cheep coilovers, only just few cliks usually works.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #650 on: November 11, 2020, 12:25:23 PM »
Sooo...

Rx8 5 speed gear box.. And clutch

Should u just go to one of these gear boxes as inevitably things do break and I would rather not smash an fd rx7 gear box to bits as its worth more to an Fd owner (Boosted)

and rx8 5 speed boxes are cheap, 50 quid you all said, they're also lighter? Clutches more readily available as they're push type rather than pull?

Any offers/ advice I'm all ears

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #651 on: November 12, 2020, 05:57:21 AM »
I would go with RX-8 box.

As you reasoned pros and cons above

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #652 on: November 14, 2020, 11:49:19 AM »
Need anyone's opinion/advice on the front of my car.

Now I had a panel made to hold the fuel cell and radiator, however now its in there I'm just happy with how little room I have got considering I have got to fit an electric water pump in there some where and also the fuel filter. Plus I want to throw a shroud and fan on the back of the rad just to get it cooled back down to help get out and do more runs.

If I extend forward using some tube I can gn 200mm which gives me loads of space.

I was going to be putting a tube in front anyway to give the fuel cell some impact protection

Iv done a quick measure up to bolt it to where the front crash bar normally mounts to on a standard car.

If anyone has any ideas on how to give it support as it's going to have a bit of weight too it, 3 gallons of methanol and a rad full of water.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #653 on: November 14, 2020, 11:51:07 AM »
Need anyone's opinion/advice on the front of my car.

Now I had a panel made to hold the fuel cell and radiator, however now its in there I'm just happy with how little room I have got considering I have got to fit an electric water pump in there some where and also the fuel filter. Plus I want to throw a shroud and fan on the back of the rad just to get it cooled back down to help get out and do more runs.

If I extend forward using some tube I can gn 200mm which gives me loads of space.

I was going to be putting a tube in front anyway to give the fuel cell some impact protection

Iv done a quick measure up to bolt it to where the front crash bar normally mounts to on a standard car.

If anyone has any ideas on how to give it support as it's going to have a bit of weight too it, 3 gallons of methanol and a rad full of water.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #654 on: November 14, 2020, 06:56:39 PM »
Made some plates to weld my new idea for the front end to give me more room

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #655 on: November 14, 2020, 06:58:05 PM »
This is how much room  I was leaving behind the front bumper. Now iv sack off the front clip for the car all together it just give me so much room for activities

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #656 on: November 14, 2020, 06:59:21 PM »
Enough room to fit the fuel cell in behind with the space I had so that where its going now. Front bumper is so easy to take off I can take it of in a matter of minutes to get to the fuel cell to fill it up if needs be etc

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #657 on: November 14, 2020, 07:00:55 PM »
So much happier with it sitting back in the bumper, I can make it all removable and build an upright to mount to this chassis leg to fix the water pump too as it is a heavier mofo

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #658 on: November 14, 2020, 07:02:29 PM »
Anyone want to buy an exedy carbon clutch, only used once, stored in the titanic.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #659 on: November 14, 2020, 07:02:53 PM »
Made it like new for prospective buyers

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