help with suspension settings.

Old 10-14-18, 08:31 AM
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help with suspension settings.

For anyone who's autocrossing or road racing a 7-8. I'm starting to work on mine for next year. The car works very well on track but has a bad push. It weighs just under 2600 lbs, balances nicely, and comes in at 53.3 F/46.7R. Not too bad for a V8 swap. We've pretty much determined that the front end is too soft. Without having to determine motion ratios and spring rates, I'd like to get some opinions on what people are doing right now. I have great fully adjustable sway bars front and rear so I'm interested in spring rates and shocks.
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If you're pushing, you want to tighten up the rear end / soften the front. Higher anti-roll rate in back, stiffer shock setting in back, higher spring rate in back. Everything softer in front.
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you didn't even say if you have an FB/FC/FD/Rx8 suspension is pretty radically different between all of them
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Turning the car by taking grip off the rear is exactly what I don't want to do Europa. The car's an 86FC. I already know quite a bit about setting a road race car up. The front end is too soft. I'm just interested in what anyone running road course is using for front springs and bars. I have koni yellow coilovers on the car right now. I don't know the spring rates on them.
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Huh?
Higher rear spring rate will help your front end work better.

But it sounds like you've got it covered. No need to ask a forum for advice.
​​​​​​​Good luck.
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