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Old 09-17-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default Finally had time to do a proper alignment

I've done a few quick and dirty alignments since I bought the car, but today I went all out.

Went in on my day off and spent a good 3 hours adjusting/driving/adjusting until I was happy with the results.

I found that with a depowered rack, 4.1 degrees caster and -1 degrees of camber up front(L&R) and -1.2 degree rear camber (L&R) seemed to provide the best handling and feedback. I set toe to stock specs.

From what I've gathered on, people try to hit -2 degrees front camber, but with my car at least that was impossible. The most negative I could dial in was -1.2 and that amounted to 3.8 degrees caster and had both readings in the red on the hunter imageliner. -1.2 looked like it would of worn out my tires in no time, -1.0 looks slighty better.

The stock specs call for front camber to be at -0.6 and rear camber to be at -1.3. My ride height from hub to fender was 13.5in F/14in R.

The car really wants to turn in now and feels a little light in the rear when accelerating out of corners which I kinda like. With caster at 4.1 it's so much easier to steer in low speed situations, but on the freeway it still feels pretty planted not too twitchy.
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