S CHASSIS Alignments

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  1. mitto

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    just this, lots :)
     
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    Could anyone explain why i'm getting bad camber wear when only running half a degree negative rear camber? Car is an S13 with an S13 subframe and quite low (17" lip 5mm away from metal guard).

    I only have about an inch travel but I've been told it could be due to the toe changing on compression but i dont know if it toes in or out and the interwebs havent been helpful.

    Static toe is set at neutral so which way to go?
     
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    Nice thread, with this, i have an idea, but my alignment is so different and the car is so smooth to drive and "easy" to drift.
    On the front i have:
    Camber -2'20"
    Castor 7'
    Toe 0'

    Rear:
    Camber -0'30"
    Toe 0'

    I have poor grip at the rear, go sideways when you push the pedal, hahaha.
    What think about my alignment?
    Greetings!
     
  4. mike8135

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    Been using street/drift setup for nearly 12 months now on s14a. Love it!!

    Have just widened the rear of the car 30mm on each side. (Overfenders + hubcentric spacers) will I now need to modify the setup to keep it working well?

    Cheers for any help guys!
     
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    Hi mitto and anyone willing to give accurate advice

    I have a s14a 1jzgte engine single turbo @450bhp, 6 point fabricage(just to give an idea of weight,I have steering rack moved 20mm forwards,geomaster front hubs, 25mm hub centric spacers, 18"et30 9.5j, hsd Coilovers wiith 12/8kg springs, no front Arb & Godspeed rear, all alignment arms, 20mm longer lca, extended steering arms!

    I am going for wheel alignement tomorrow and I understand that weight changes the suspension behaviour massively, so I'm hoping you can help!

    Front
    Minimum or -4'20" camber
    7'20" castor
    20" toe out

    Rear
    -30" camber
    10" toe in

    Does this sound about right ?
     
  6. mitto

    mitto -NIGHTSPIRT FAMILY-

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    Hello everyone asking questions about specific set-ups!

    I'm still getting a huge number of messages on here and on Facebook with regards to alignment. The reason for this thread is to try to help everyone, but I cannot give specific settings on an individual basis. Drift settings are complex and diverse, so if you want me to act as a consultant for you, then please drop me a PM and we can work the cost from there.

    Thanks, Mitto :)
     
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    Quick question about this just trying to figure it out! What do u mean by minutes?? Is it set to so many degrees and then turn adjuster (for example) 30 minutes ie half a turn? Or am I completly wrong?? Please explain! ;)

    Cheers Rich
     
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    Bit of a thread revival I know, but I inted on using my car on the street only (so ideally I'm going for a 'fast road' setup) would I be better going for the street/drift setup, or the whiteline setup? They're much the same but little changes can have a big effect!

    Whiteline setup- I'd go for the sport one;

    [​IMG]

    The car may eventually see the track but I currently have my mx5 for that!
     
  9. voxhel

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    Clarification

    Hi,

    i need some clarification, about the camber, the values have to be negative, yes?

    im using this setup

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    MINIMAL STREET / DRIFT USE

    FRONT
    camber 2'50" --> - 2º50'' ???
    castor 7'30"
    toe 0'05" OUT

    REAR
    camber 1'10" --> - 1º10'' ???
    toe 0'10" IN

    RESULT

    Stable but reactive steering
    Strong rear end grip, will push you forwards
    Stable, but needs accurate driver imput
    "
     
  10. silverzx

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    Are these suitable with modified hubs/arms/steering arms/tension rods/offset rack spacers?
     
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    Yeees, a mate of mine is running these settings with all of the above :)
     
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    Which settings is he running? I want it very twitchy so that it wants to go out / flick past centre all the time, at the moment I'm having to drive fast, I much preferred my settings i had before which were more twitchy but was only ever done by eye before.. Hah!
     
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    The street/drift settings iirc, he did mention a little front toe out helped with the twitchy Ness.. although obviously it's up to you if you fancy playing around with it..
     
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    Yeah, I need to get it booked in for alignment just want to try get it right before hand so I don't go back again! Think I need more toe out!
     
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    Give it a go man and report back, be useful to know!
     
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    Thanks Mitto!!!!!, from Spain.
     
  17. ViorelP

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    Sorry if i am off-topic, but i couldn't figure it out.
    What's wrong and why do i have such a positive camber on full-lock? What should i modify?
    I have steering rack spacers for angle and for alignment: -3 camber, 0 toe, 7 caster
    I lose control on full lock. Thank you
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    Modified standard hubs??
     

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