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Old 04-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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So have my kit coming in sometime in June so I need to start thinking about suspension parts. Currently have a 99 with
RB 1.25" (01+) front bar and Sway Bar Brace Kit that I'm guessing I wont need anymore.
FM rear bar.
800/500lb springs.
Adjustable end links.

Do to the reduction of weight by an estimated 800lb I'm guessing I need to get a softer front bar and softer springs?

Chime in people who are smarter than me.
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Whats the weight distribution going to look like, what tires, what use, what shocks, what socks, any aero, what color is your underwear?
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weight distribution is unknown till I get it on scale to balance but show not lose it's 50/50 by much.
everything from 225 rival to 225 nt01/maxxis
TT/HPDE/Street if I can pull off getting it registered in Texas
HVT 6216i
No aero
going off the high end of the 1400-1600 lb people are seeing as I have a mp62.
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I helped a friend build his Exocet. This one was a pre-production model that is about 50lbs heavier than the current production models.

This is with two people (175lb driver and 125lb passenger) and a full tank of gas.



1540lbs with just a full tank of gas (subtract ~50lbs for yours)
52.9/47.1 front/rear distribution (with two people)

This one has a turbo.

I talked to Emilio and he recommended his Big Grip Kit with 700/400 with no aero and 800/500 with aero running RS3's. The Big Grip Kit has the big RB front bar and the 14mm Mazdaspeed rear bar.
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I'd leave it alone, tune the sway bars, get 10's and 245 RC1's
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I'm thinking 700/400 would make more sense until you added aero.
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Hey Jeffman,
If you want when I get my kit together you can check out what it would be like on 400/300 springs. Im pretty sure your setup is gonna be better all around. My setup is still on FCM revalves which are tennis ***** compared to your shocks, but it might give you a frame of reference.
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