Originally Posted by TheCoolCanFanMan
I thought they were the same front and rear
I have black and white pistons in my shocks, and peeps have been mentioning 56 pistons what colour are these please ANYONE
Cheers Malc THE
Malc, F/R shocks are identical. He is speaking of the rear tower mod.
Thachowaman and everyone...
It has been a long time since i have run rubber regularly. So I usually stay away from these questions as there are more experienced rubber guys here... It has been years... but I can say that this past summer, I ran outdoor 2 times, on rubber. In fact, it was the only two times I raced all summer.. BUT... i just made a setup- up. Both times I TQed and won... and one of the times was a track record
I started with the Numann setup and it just didnt do it for me. I dont know if it was a surface difference or a track temp difference.. but the car was not desireable. So I basically started with a logical, neutral setup.
By that I mean this: start with easy stuff. Roll centers low F/R... same pistons F/R 60wt/40wt... 20lb/12.5lb. No bars,, 1.5 or 2 degree toe.. 5mm ride height... 1mm up travle front 2mm rear... 1degree camber front 2 rear... 4 degree castor... middle wheel base F/R... STOCK rear tower location. and of COURSE... a PROTOform Mazda
From there, you should be able to build very easily. Take the car and run it.. decide where it is loosing to your competitiors cars and adjust accordingly... is it diving too much? is the rear end dumping over? is it loosing traction? is it pushing? if so, where? ect... whats it feel like? is it erratic? is it lazy?
In a perfect world... right?? LOL.. na.. its not tough. The great thing with this chassis is that there are a number of different adjustments. As long as you change one small thing at a time you shouldnt get in too much trouble.
And as always.. and this goes for anyone... if you need setup help.. there is a wealth of knowledgable drivers who frequent this thread. Post YOUR setup, what YOU feel your car is doing be it right or wrong and im sure someone will chime in
Worse comes to worse.. PM me... i try to check this once a day..