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Old 01-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #141
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What's the measurement between the hub and the fender lip?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:01 AM   #142
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I'll get a picture and measurements after work.

Its not bad, really, just not perfect.

My previous ride height (on the Vmaxxes) was perfect, IMO.
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I promise you'd notice if someone suddenly re-aligned your car to have 1/8" of toe-out in the rear.

I DD'ed my car with 2.2/2.0 camber, 3.5 caster, 0 toe for years, but that assumes you drive like me (i.e. like a man). Since 18psi is incapable of such driving prowess (and generally incapable of acting like a man in his day-to-day life), I can't say what would work best, aside from perhaps some testosterone pills.
3/8" toe out in the rear or bust.



Works well on one of my race cars...

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #144
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Just ran out into the freezing cold and snapped a quick crappy cell phone pic:



Its really not bad at all. I guess I'm just being a drama queen.
Also the tank is nearly empty, I'm guessing it will squat down a little bit when its full.

Feels great BTW.
Pushed it really hard around the few corners we have on the way to work this morning. Just a tad more tail happy, but only by a fraction. Still very well balanced and behaves well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #145
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Much better pictures here:
https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...e4/#post964607

Measured it from middle of wheel to fenders:

Front: 12 3/4"
Rear: 13 1/4"

Like I said, it'd be perfect with about 1/4" less in the rear, but really doesn't bother me enough to actually care.
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IIRC the design ride height was 12.5"/13". Did you bounce the car up and down before tightening up all the bolts to make sure the bushings weren't loaded funny.
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Yep. Followed "proper installation instructions" to the tee, as I always do.
Even tightened the bottom bolts with car on ground, as you're supposed to.
Also did not keep the rubber insulators that the stockers come with.

So there is absolutely no reason why it would be higher, but it is. Oh well, moar travel is never a bad thing
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Could just be a measuring error as 1/4" isn't that much. It's probably fine. With my setup I do wish the rear was a little lower too, but the front is perfect.
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