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Old 03-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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I am new to competitive on road racing. I have recently been going my lhs and entering the saturday races. Now that I have some experience i am ready to start dialing in my cars suspension but my question is were do I start? My car has a pretty good feel on the track but I am having some off power steering issues and it just needs that final touch. What changes do I make first? Caster, Camber, Toe, Roll center ? I have a xray setup manual that tells me what affects my changes will have to the car but not were to start. Any info would help thanks.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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I am new to competitive on road racing. I have recently been going my lhs and entering the saturday races. Now that I have some experience i am ready to start dialing in my cars suspension but my question is were do I start? My car has a pretty good feel on the track but I am having some off power steering issues and it just needs that final touch. What changes do I make first? Caster, Camber, Toe, Roll center ? I have a xray setup manual that tells me what affects my changes will have to the car but not were to start. Any info would help thanks.
To start, anytime you run your car and are determining what to do with your set-up ask yourself these questions.

1. What is the car doing in the initial second that I turn the steering?
2. What does the car do entering the corner?
3. What does the car do exiting the corner?
4. How far into the corner am I using the brakes?
5. How soon do I get on throttle and how fast?
6. What does the car do throughout the corner - entering until exit?

These questions will help you determine where to change your set-up or driving style.

Order of Adjustment
First Step
Tweak
Tyres
Springs
Camber
Ride Height
Second Step
Droop
Anti-Roll bar
Toe
Third StepDiffs
Shock mount
Shock Oils
Caster

Hope this hepls

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You need this, the Xray quick reference table:
http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...p?file_id=3580

It will explain itself.
Start making adjustments according to the quick reference table, after a while when your driving improves and you experienced what these changes mean in real life you automatically start to understand setup and really get a feel for it.
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awesome guys thanks alot. afm thank you that makes sense. Analyze the cars handling so I know were to start making changes. I appreciate the help.
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