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Old 04-06-07, 12:14 PM
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FD toe settings

Can anybody give me any advice on front and rear toe settings ( dry for my fd ) Running 17 " wheels with GAB super R suspension.

I got some scoobies and skylines to catch

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Old 04-06-07, 12:41 PM
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For street/road course, I'd run them both neutral, or zero in back and 1/16" toe in up front.
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Old 04-06-07, 12:54 PM
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Pettit Racing has some settings that they recommend. You can find them here:

http://www.fd3s.net/suspension.html#ALI
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Old 04-06-07, 04:50 PM
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Thanks. I think stevie wonder set up my fd. toe in rear toe out front.

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For aggressive driving (auto-x style), you want 0 toe or a tad of toe-out. This reduces stability at high speeds though. At the rear, some like 0 toe, some like a little bit of toe-in to control the rear end better. So, your current settings may actually be what you want (depending on how much toe there is).
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Thanks. The current set up is 1 1/2 " toe in rear and 1 1/2 toe out front. I have difficulties in keeping constant radious turns as the rear end has its own agenda. I also run a KAAZ 1.5 with stock roll bars. Any input would be awesome

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Your numbers make no sense.

If it's for real, 1-1/2" in/out would look like duck feet. Actual toe numbers that extreme could only be from the car badly needing an alignment.

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I run 1/16-1/8" out front and 1/16" in rear. It is easy to change on site but that is nice turn in with stability.
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Originally Posted by dgeesaman
Your numbers make no sense.

If it's for real, 1-1/2" in/out would look like duck feet. Actual toe numbers that extreme could only be from the car badly needing an alignment.

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And if they are that extreme, I'd set them myself as close as possible to zero front and back and take it to a performance alignment shop. No telling what wacky stuff they'll find and straighten out for you.

But with numbers like that you'd be changing tires before you change oil filters. It doesn't make sense.

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They do look very pissed. I will straighten it up myself the same as i do my race Kart.

It explains the probs it was having in the bends. It did a rear set of Ao48's in under 1000 miles lol

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They do look very pissed. I will straighten it up myself the same as i do my race Kart.

It explains the probs it was having in the bends. It did a rear set of Ao48's in under 1000 miles lol

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How about a picture?

I would like to see what 1.5 inches of toe looks like.
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I'm currently running 1/16" toe in at front and rear, car behaved very predictably on track with this setup, haven't autocrossed with it though - the toe in at the front will probably reduce initial turn in, but I'm doing more track events now than autox so I don't mind too much.
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