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a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how far have you wound them down?
what kind of roads do you normally drive?
how does it handle?
have you done nything to correct camber?

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a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 11:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't know how far I have wound the fronts down. They need to go lower. The backs are down as far as they will go.

I drive on anything

Handles well.

Yep. Had the Camber and Tracking done.


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a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 12:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how did you get the camber adjusted?
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14th Mar 06 at 13:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Went to a Tyre place. Protyre. They adjusted it all for me for 39.99.


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PainZ
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14th Mar 06 at 13:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not sure on fronts.. pretty low LOL does rub a bit..

rears all the way down with a boot full of ice.. Sit nicely..

handles ok... needs to be stiff with an rear ARB..

camber i adjusted myself..

On the Corsa C stut one of the bottom strut mounts is adjustable.. has an oval bolt hole.. you can slide the led back and forth to correct.. I guessed mine by eye then had my tracking and camber checked after..

Tracking changed by the normal way... on the track rod..

Camber was spot on and within the tolerances!! I was well chuffed.. Only did it by eye..

Took 3 or 4 times of getting it right..

jack up.. wheel off, adjust bolt.. tighten.. put wheel back on with 2 bolts.. lower.. then compared both sides to each other..

When you get it tracked make sure it is a Hunter tracking system that they use..

That is by far the best system you can use....
PainZ
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14th Mar 06 at 13:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh and my toe was adjusted for like 27 or somthing.. both sides (toe is tracking)
jamesw
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14th Mar 06 at 13:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my rears are wound all the way down, fronts i havnt really set yet untill my new skirts are done, handels 100x better than the koni yellows i had on, camber i havnt sorted out yet, currently like this /---\ since putting new engine in
a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 13:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my car handles like shit with them on just now. rears are right down. fronts were bout an inch from bottom but wound them up bout 30mm, that helped the camber a bit, but it still feels really nervous on the road as if it is going to dart off across the road all by its own. goint to check bolts at bottom of struts this week, but considering trying to get adjustable top mounts to improve it
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14th Mar 06 at 13:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iv lowerd mine 60mm on fk coilovers and its fine for me lol. since i only got 1.2 i dnt care about the performance wot so eva.
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14th Mar 06 at 16:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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VegasPhil
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14th Mar 06 at 16:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What do you want to know? Get the camber set by a decent tyre place. Mine was set to 0.18.


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14th Mar 06 at 16:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Your wheels are ET49. They will rub on the coilover if the camber isn't set right. Mine did. Ended up with one shredded Toyo.

Can't be that far out.


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a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the camber isnt adjustable apart from the play in the bottom bolts. I dont think it is that far out as i had a similar problem with a shredded tyre. car handles so bad, i get scared once i am going at 70 as it feels like it i going to shoot off. Only thing i can think of it being is the camber as the tracking is fine
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14th Mar 06 at 16:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I can't let go of my steering wheel for long. Corsa goes walkies if it wanders into a rut

Remember once I was driving up the A34 in the wet, The Lorrys have left trench's in the road and they filled up with water. Car went into the rut, and ended up half way onto the hard shoulder


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14th Mar 06 at 18:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

must be somat wrong a-j as i have high sports on my corsa with 2.0 16v in it and it handles excellent even 120+mph it feels stable to me

i had camber and tracking done and im runnin just the rear springs with no cups lol sits about -80mm with stripped rear and im down id say about 45-50mm at front
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14th Mar 06 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

camber is a whore going to get ats to sort that out
a_j_mair
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14th Mar 06 at 19:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

going out to garage just now, might have a look at it if i can be bothered
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14th Mar 06 at 20:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just took one wheel off. camber looks not to bad
my tyre is quite worn on the inside due to the camber being really bad before i raised it some more. Could the worn tyres on the inner edge be affecting the handling that much?
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14th Mar 06 at 20:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well... If it's worn that much off does it mean the car is efficetively. Driving on the edge of the tyres? That would affect Handling.

Before I had my camber done the handling was shocking. T'was well far out though


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14th Mar 06 at 20:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine used to be very far out until got it raised bout 30mm, still quite low aswell

might try swapping front and rear wheels round, going to go see if i can adjust angle of hub any by slackening bottom bolts
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Yeh that's how they adjust it.


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14th Mar 06 at 20:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cant get nuts slackened not wanting to put rear tyres on front either incase i end up with 4 half bald tyres

might go speak to michael at the garage this week and see if he can sort me anything
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15th Mar 06 at 12:45   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you take the ajusters of the rear it should sit even lower(mine does)the damping on the front is a bit soft!
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i went for the konigsports, so are dampening adjustable aswell but not cheap - havnt really had chance to set mine up correctly yet.

 
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