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UMI T/A & Relocation Bracket

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    if its harder to turn the wheels cause of soo much caster then that affects how stiff the steering wheel is...and the faster you are going the harder it is because of the PS pump...the faster the pump turns the less assistance it gives

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    sorry didnt mean to jack your thread man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrader99 View Post
    and you assume wrong Eugenio_SS i have only bottomed out once...and thats cause i hit a bridge at a 165 and came off the road...and yes the ride is extremely stiff...you dont get in my car with a full bladder cause it will make you want to find the nearest bathroom, besides the fact that i had the HD's revalved..
    HD revalved changes the situation... but still... i'm pretty sure you ride on your bumpstops quite often, more often than you can thing, making the equivalent of increasing the spring rate, make the ride quite harsh.
    Been there, done that... and killed a set of Koni DA due to sportlines.

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    usually when going 165, you're pretty much in straight line... hence not turning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lrader99 View Post
    sorry didnt mean to jack your thread man.
    I could care less, thats what this site is all about working out problems to come to the ultimate answer.

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    ive only had them in there for about 7k mi ill keep in mind your thought...ive been thinking of going to a pro kit for the rear...but its soo hard to find just a set of rear springs. i agree that its very stiff, and you would be suprise how much i really do turn goin 165...every once in a while ill get out on lowes motor speedway or atlanta motor speedway and run, plus i want to try and runa couple track days at VIR and Road Atlanta this year...if i can get the time

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    caster will basically have the effect of adding more camber when turning on the outside wheel and make the inside wheel turn more... @ the expense of more stress on the power steering unit.
    This has a few advantages, such as not needing as much negative camber, helping a bit on the wear side, but there is the power steering issue.

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    just remember that when you hit the rear bumpstops, it increases the rear spring rate, making the rear even more prone to just oversteer... just due to lack of suspension travel.
    I've had sportlines and @ the time thought they were great until i got to try other setups that work much better.

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    in other words, you'll find that the car is not predictable... sometimes, it will just make your rear-end let go without much notice... and predictability @ a track and knowing the limits of what you can bring the car to is quite important.

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    my apologies as well for hijacking :$

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    like i said don't worry about it.

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    So did your UMI parts come in yet or are you still waiting?

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    believe it or not im still waiting on them. Hopefully they will b in soon, though.

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    how are the chasis mounted T/A's on DD's? does it make the ride too harsh or anything?

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    Well, I recieved the t/a a couple of days ago and installed it today.I dicked my pinion angles all up and i have no idea what it is set at right now. I am not pleased w/ the ride quality. By the way, does any1 know the torque specs on the 4 bolts that mount the tunnel brace? I think the ride may be "loose" because of not having the proper pinion angle. Would not having the right angle result in shitty ride quality?

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    I finally got it on there after much frustration. I running the pinion angle at -2 degrees. I am pretty happy with it's rigidness and general performance.

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    I think I have mine at -1.5.
    Ride doesn't seem bad at all.

    Congrats, I am sure it will help keep that rear planted.

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