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Alignment Specs Needed for this setup!

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    Question Alignment Specs Needed for this setup!

    35mm sway, Koni S/A's lowered 3/4 in front and heater hose mod in back. Stock SS springs on the koni's. It's not a drag car...daily driver and sometimes autoX car. 275/40's all the way around. I just put the Koni's in at full soft in rear (due to PHB and LCA's being on the car) and 3 window turns from full soft in front. Thanks!

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    camber -0.50* l and r
    caster 4.50* l and 5.00* r
    toe 0.03* total

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    agree with the above statement.
    Note that the difference in toe from left to right is to compensate for your weight when you are in teh vehicle.
    I do my alignments inside the car, so the weight is with me in it, and make it equal on both sides then... just ask your alignment person.

    For starters:
    camber: -0.5'
    castor: +4.5' on both sides (with you in it)
    toe: start with 0" or a bit of toe-out

    note that toe-out is great for steering response and auto-x, but affects tire-wear and high speed stability... toe-in will give a bit of high speed stability and less of a highly responsive steering... hence the reason for starting @ 0 toe and go from there.

    Also, if by any chance, you can't get these #s, try going to +4.5 castor and as much negative camber as you can... but you should be able to with the Koni SA, if you used the lower perch location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    Note that the difference in toe from left to right is to compensate for your weight when you are in teh vehicle.

    you meant caster, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    you meant caster, right?
    oops... yeah I meant caster... sorry for the brain fart.

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