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Old 04-15-2010, 06:12 AM
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Default Parking lot onroad set-up ?

Hi, i have a harm sx3 onroad car and im looking for some good info on set-up for parking lot running, have tried a few different camber and toe settings and the car is becoming a lot easier to drive (was a nightmare when i first got it) but still need advice on shock oils, roll bar settings etc, im guessing a softer setting will be needed for a dirty surface as compared to a prepped race track?


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Old 04-22-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default RE: Parking lot onroad set-up ?

I'd like to know as well.

Old 04-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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I am sure I gave you a set of Rev-Up set-up DVD's!

But best starting point is to make sure the chassis is square! No matter what you adjust or change if the car isn't square it is going to be a total waste of time!!!

First of all check your ballends are tight, no slop then get the chassis square. Start at the back of the car and make sure the arms are the same length from side to side, meaning the turnbuckle adjusters especially the front ones on the arm's.

Next if you use your side body posts prob the front ones, measure from the end of those to a known center point of the chassis at the back and see if they are the same length, if they are you will know then the posts are a good point for measuring from. Next measure from the rear hubs to the posts on each side and make sure they are the same length and adjust the rear turnbuckle on lower arm only to get them the same.

Now you can move to the front suspension and measure from the posts to front hub axle, when they are the same you can now measure the wheelbase each side when that is correct measure from the front hub center bolts diagonally to the same point on lower arm each side, if they are the same length your chassis is square!!!!

Find yourself a nice flat board or pce glass etc big enuff for the whole car to sit on.
You can start setting your droop's front and rear and check swaybars for any binding and make sure they are adjusted correctly.

Fit a preferably new set of wheels and adjust your cambers I like to run 3deg on the rear and 0deg front, but always do this measurement with the chassis pushed to the deck! For rear toe-in I use a straight edge at least 700mm long across the the outside face of the rear wheels inline with axle nut and let sit on the front wheels I run between 1/4 to 1/2 of the front tyre. I usually run between 0-3deg toe-out in the front. Shock oils I would start with 5000 in the front and 3000 rear then change springs to see if any different.

Good luck and I hope some of this helps!
Old 04-23-2010, 01:10 AM
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Default RE: Parking lot onroad set-up ?

Cheers Bryan, yeah i've watched those dvds numerous times and also set the car up the same as ian oddies harm, but it just doesn't work for me in a car park, i have gone softer with the shocks and its easier to drive so maybe need to go a bit softer again. good point about checking the chassis is square, thats something i haven't checked, everything else is sweet as, i will check it out and let you know my findings.
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Cool Mark, it is really the smallest things that can stuff it all up[]
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