SCMC Message Forum  
Go Back   SCMC Message Forum > Pick your poison > Suspension Tech
User Name
Password

Register FAQ Members List SCMC Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-2005, 12:25 AM   #1
sssvtcobra
SCMC Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 441
Alignment Spec's (Caster)

Hey everybody I just installed MM's front and rear coilover kit with bilsteins. Lowered the car approximately 1.5" give or take a 1/16" of an inch. I wanted to get your guy's and gal's opinions on these caster settings.

Front Left

Nominal=3.10*
Actual=4.3*

Front Right

Nominal=3.30*
Actual=4.2*

Everything else came pretty close to factory spec's, within 0.02* or 0.02" for toe. It's just the front caster setting that I'm a little worried about. I do have M.M. C/C plates installed as well.

Thanks,
Jeff
__________________
SLP Loudmouth cat-back
S.S. Bassani O/R X-pipe
K&N FIPK II
C/D and slotted rotors
Hawk HPS pads
S.S. Brake lines
MM C/C plates
MM Fr. & Rr. coilovers
'00 R shocks
Bilstein race valved struts
KB rear shock tower brace
MM Full Length Sub's
Custom rear seat delete
MGW Shifter
Steeda Bumpsteer kit
Steeda X2 Balljoints
sssvtcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
Firme
track deprived
 
Firme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Missouri City (Sienna), Tx
Posts: 5,556
Your caster seems fine.

I think mine is set at 5.5 because of the way the car is. It won't be as big a factor as toe and camber.

I also have my front set to 1.5 negative camber, and the rear to 1.1 negative camber (although on a live axle you won't be able to set the rear - camber as easily without cutting and welding )

I have the Toe set to the factory spec.

I noticed that the factory camber setting was hurting handling WAY too much. I bumped the negative caber for HPDE track day, and decided to leave it to see how bad the tire wear was. But there was no abnormal tire wear with that much negative camber, so I left it and have be running those specs ever since.
__________________
2001 Mineral Grey Cobra Coupe
~#2743 of 3867 Born on 8/6/01
- Magnaflow Catback, Magnaflow X-pipe, 03 Bilstein Shocks/Struts, MM front Coil-Over kit, MM STB, H&R rear Race Springs, MM IRS bushing, MM upper and lower rear Control arm bushings, Custom SFC. MGW shifter(replaced the p.o.s Tri-Ax), a whole slew of MGW pieces
 

Founding member of the "Texas Demon Hell Snakes who eat small children" secret society
Firme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
sssvtcobra
SCMC Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 441
Firme,

Thanks for the quick reply. Well then I'll leave the caster the way it is.

So you still have your camber set up as what you mentioned above front and rear? And haven't noticed any abnormal tire wear? Would those be good settings to run on the street? I have 18x9 tires all around right now, does it matter?

Thanks again
Jeff
__________________
SLP Loudmouth cat-back
S.S. Bassani O/R X-pipe
K&N FIPK II
C/D and slotted rotors
Hawk HPS pads
S.S. Brake lines
MM C/C plates
MM Fr. & Rr. coilovers
'00 R shocks
Bilstein race valved struts
KB rear shock tower brace
MM Full Length Sub's
Custom rear seat delete
MGW Shifter
Steeda Bumpsteer kit
Steeda X2 Balljoints
sssvtcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 SCMC, Inc