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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: 23 October 2010, 19:52 »
I can't wait to get round to cadwell with the 16valver, need to replace my engine for another race preped engine as mines ageing abit. (Also not sure how long it'll last).
I rekon cadwell in the summer with a sertain g60 and 8v for logbooks. Lol

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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: 14 January 2011, 15:39 »
quick question guys at what rough height would u set your coilovers at been trying to find some answers but none about

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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: 14 January 2011, 16:08 »
60mm would be where ad set them at on the front and 70 on the back. Then camper to -2degrees.

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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #13 on: 14 January 2011, 16:39 »
You're in a Golf2 or G3?

You need to set the ride height so that the wishbones are level, or angled slightly down.

This will ensure your roll-centre isn't below the ground.

If you set camper I suggest you set it up in the car park to make tea from.

If you set camber you can basically tip it as far in as G2 bolts will allow you, get it even and it should come out around -2 degrees.  You'll get 0.5-1 extra degrees by using Golf3 strut bolts.  If you haven't been on track before I wouldn't go past -1.5 to start - buckets of camber can feel very odd around the dead-ahead and you'll have less grip on the straights - probably more of an issue in a 2WD car. :grin:

Also if you're planning on using the car on the roads you may kill tyres on the inside edge over -1 degrees of camber unless all around you are bendy roads and roundabouts.
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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #14 on: 14 January 2011, 16:43 »
My tyres last about a year on the road a -2degrees. 60mm will set the wish bones where they need to be. And if I put my camber all in on the top mines on -8degrees camper so I would try and find a camber gauge

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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #15 on: 14 January 2011, 16:46 »
tire wise its fine and not a problem and with it owerd at 60mm it leaves plenty of travell without any worry or rubbing and drive shafts etc everything is nice and level its good set up and neg prooves this


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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #16 on: 14 January 2011, 18:00 »
neg prooves this

On what evidence, except that he can't measure, or spell 'camber'?
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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #17 on: 14 January 2011, 18:12 »
How can I not measure? And camber. On a my phone sometimes I press the wrong key

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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #18 on: 14 January 2011, 18:34 »
ther u go again back to trying to diss people for a spelling error whats the f***ing point people still know what he ment by it so thers no problem with it


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Re: trackday prep - what you have done and what do you recommend?
« Reply #19 on: 14 January 2011, 18:50 »
My tyres last about a year on the road a -2degrees. 60mm will set the wish bones where they need to be. And if I put my camber all in on the top mines on -8degrees camper so I would try and find a camber gauge

Really -8 degrees??

this is -8 degrees:



i doubt your getting anywhere near that, especially considering standard bolts will let you go to about 1.5deg at most on the front, and that the rears are non adjustable.

and everywhere ive read or poeple ive spoken to have said 40mm brings the wishbones level. My jetta on -60's made the wishbones point at the sky  :grin:
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