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Post by photoglossy » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:06 pm

Eeeeasy :)

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Post by photoglossy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:15 am

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about 100mm up front
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and 120mm at the rear
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Huge clearance on the trailing arm... but i'm thinking about removing it altogether anyway...
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Post by tassuperkart » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:12 pm

geez Mike, you sure you want to set it up with so much scrub radius like that?????
That thing will look very cool but will steer like an absolute pig.
Tramline city is in store for you!!!!! Good luck!
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Post by photoglossy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:18 pm

What would expect to happen E?

Just looked into it and it seems
Maybe a little toe in, increased vearing to the side if the brakes are a bit uneven... nothing that terrible.

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Post by tassuperkart » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:43 pm

Increasing the scrub radius that much, specially at the front will not make it handle any worse. it will actually result in really good grip especially in the wet, but, make it tramline like a bitch and this you might not like too much.
Also it will get "squirelly" under brakes and also under hard power. Kinda torque steer in reverse under brakes. Lock a front brake and it will pull the wheel hard in your hands. Not ready for it could see you getting out of shape.
Torque steer under power will increase to buggery as well.

Youll have to "take the bull by the horns" as it were and wrestle it if you push it hard.
Being aware of this will be most of the battle!

Id prolly expect increased bearing wear and tear as well.

Looks mad tho!!!

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Post by photoglossy » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:45 am

What do you mean "make it tramline like a bitch "?

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Post by Kimmo » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:30 am

Tramlining is when the road surface affects the direction of your front wheels.

Any car tends to do it a bit when you drive on tram lines.

It's a bit disconcerting...

With a massive scrub radius like that, any difference in traction between your front wheels will prolly translate to the steering wheel wanting to jump out of your hands.

You might be able to tame it a bit with a phantom grip or something...
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Post by tassuperkart » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:30 am

Tramlining is where the tyres begin to straddle different road surfaces, like where the road has been patched or were the lanes are sealed and there is a join there and the car will ride up, pull quite violently towards the other side and then tend to want to pull violently back to where it came from.
The wheels feel a bit like they are sort of stuck there in a groove kinda thing.

As if the tyres were caught on a tramline, hence the term.

It can range from mild twiching in the steering wheel to a fairly sharp tug and the car simply cannot be held straight.

More a fucken annoyance than much else.

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Post by photoglossy » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:09 am

Ah ok i see. I'll just deal with it as i go i guess. Thanks for the heads up!

Traction throught the front wheels shouldnt be to much of a problem in the end anyway.

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Post by photoglossy » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:59 am

Test fitted a tyre. Its a 185/60/15... A bit to much profile, but it will do for a testing tyre. Then when i go to a 175/50 or similar i should have a lil more clearance.

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Quite snug indeed. Looks like if got a fair bit of work ahead of me!

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Post by Panda_ET » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:27 am

nice are you going to make a custom rear bar for it? or mod the stocker? getting profile right on the rear bar will be make or break on this I would say
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Post by photoglossy » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:25 pm

I'll have to make something up, not sure what yet tho.

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Post by photoglossy » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:08 am

Rear tyres arrived last night.

Federal 595EVO in 165/55/15

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Post by Ash » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:54 am

photoglossy wrote:Image
you just know shit is about to get loud when flames are involved! :twisted:

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Post by TurboZ.Dude » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:59 am

That'll look great! Those tires must get quite a bit stretched, me thinks. :D
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