Originally posted by Sleighty
I agree with this to an extent, this will give you a good base setup but your driving style and conditions will be different to the pro's so its nothing more than it being a good base setup. By all means start from there but you need to learn to setup your car for yourself and to your driving style.
That's exactly why I suggested to get the XXX Main set-up guide. Look man, just because you have a pro's set-up doesn't mean squat if you don't understand how these settings affect your car's handling, especially on your specific track. Not to mention your own driving style and skill. I'm telling you, if you start with balancing the weight (left side/ right side) of your car-TWEAK, then find the right combo of tires and inserts, getting the correct springs to handle the suspension changes throughout the track, setting your camber (which is usually no more than 2- 2.5 degrees), and getting the cars' correct ride height for your track conditions, that'll get you going strong.
The first thing to do is whatever car you have, GO TO THE STOCK SET-UP which is per assembly from the manual. BELIEVE ME
, dealing with the as before mentions above, you're going to have your hands quite full. But these 5 first steps are simple to understand and they have a pretty dramatic impact on the cars handling.
Like it has been drilled to me, GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR AND WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO
ON THE TRACK. After that know what the different adjustments are on the car and change them accordingly. Not that having a pro's set-up is wrong, because if it works- COOL- but I'm the type that wants to know WHY it works.