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Old 12-18-2007, 11:15 AM
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any better improvements possible ?????
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:32 PM
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F1Fan has covered this fairly extensively, but what would you like to improve if you could? And at what possible compromise in, say,ride quality? Once you say "better improvements", you're really talking more about tuning than simply listing parts descriptions and brand names. Plan on some "let's try it and see".

Me - I'd be running on linear rate springs rather than progressive-rate springs, and probably with less 'drop'. With new rates that make up for the changes in roll center heights betterand are maybe in a slightly different front to rear ratio. Probably alignment settings that differ slightly/somewhat from the middle of the factory range. Maybe different sta-bars, maybe not - I don't have nearly enough numbers to work with to say either way. But I'm a little hardcore and actually prefer a firm ride, so YMMV. And I might do something either different or additional in the way of LCAs and UCA.

In any event, I would be on better than OE GT wheels/tires. Maybe the right 245/45's or 255/45's on 18 x 9.5's all around.


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Old 12-18-2007, 03:58 PM
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I agree with increasing the tire size and types which I will be doing soon ( suggestions ? ) I also have the front alignment set at -1.6 and the toe at .04...have heard maybe to create a toe out ?
Feels like it would track better if i were to increase the rear sway a bit and maybe soften the dampen rate in the rear. Also seems like the roll center in the front could bebetter..would front control arm relocation improve this ?
Overall the car handles very nice but just trying to get that extra bit......


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