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    Perfect base for a RS swap hahaha
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    New job or same job for new owner? 😉
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    Perfect base for a RS swap hahaha
    Haha, well hopefully I wont have to re-shell the RS

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    Fitted and ready to roll
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    Keen to see how the AR-1s go, seem pretty cheap so hopefully they're not rubbish.

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    So I've had the wheel alignment done, and it drives nice.
    I did specify that the car is a weekend vehicle and gets used for track days and hill climbs.
    So this is what I got. Now I'm no professional on setting up a car, let alone reading a wheel alignment print out.
    Anybody here good at reading/deciphering these?
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    Looks like a normal tyre shop alignment, I think you will want more camber than that.

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    All the camber and all the caster

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    The RS looks mint dude. Like a then new one I saw at the auto show as a kid.

    Got to take one out for a punt, awesome cars. Had a '05 GT wagon in manual. Hated it, wish I had one of these instead.
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    Another lap dash done.
    Was a fantastic day, had great fun and the car went really well with no damage done.
    I came 2nd in class, but disappointingly I didn't get a new PB.
    I had big hopes with the new tyres and minor suspension upgrades, but I was a full second off my my best.
    The car handled the best it ever has, turned in really nice, and was very neutral between under and oversteer.
    The tyres just didn't grip as well as I had hoped.
    I was actually 0.31 seconds slower than the last time I was there with ADVAN A050's worn down to the canvas!!!
    So the only things good about these NANKANG AR-1's is their price and they are quieter on the road (but I don't give a fuck about that)
    I shall persevere with these, but i won't buy them again.

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    I'm not tyre expert. Do the tyres need to be worn in more or something?
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    Get some Octopus Grip for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT View Post
    All the camber and all the caster
    THIS!

    Going backto when I used to hillclimb my WRX I spent a lot of time messing with wheel alignments, swaybars and tyre pressures to get the car performing well. If daily driving isn't a frequent requirement, try some changes, it's worth it. Also, find a wheel aligner who are interested in racing. Your average wheel alignment monkey is just that, unless otherwise instructed will just do what the computer tells him to do, and even when you do give instructions, they'll still put in minimal effort for accuracy.

    I can't remember caster exactly, but seriously, push it as far as your setup will allow, the more the better. I found the sweet spot for me in camber was 3.5deg negative on the front and 1.5 deg neg in the rear. Also 0.5 deg toe in at the front improved turn in massively.

    Goes without saying, tyre pressures are HUGELY important, if you can get your hands on an infra red temp gauge and grab tyre temps immediately after a run you'll learn heaps about how your setup is performing. It's fun learning setup and very rewarding when changes you make from your own analysis start improving times and driveability!
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    Maybe talk to Jason Newling or some of the other guys about who does their alignments? And any advice they might have to make things work better?
    I'm not sure who the goto people in town are these days or a Decent alignment.
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    Will need way more than 1 deg neg camber even with shit semis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azz_vt View Post
    Maybe talk to Jason Newling or some of the other guys about who does their alignments? And any advice they might have to make things work better?
    I'm not sure who the goto people in town are these days or a Decent alignment.
    Poor Jason was a bit deflated since he bent his STi. On the upside, I beat him in his borrowed WRX (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmsci View Post
    THIS!

    Going backto when I used to hillclimb my WRX I spent a lot of time messing with wheel alignments, swaybars and tyre pressures to get the car performing well. If daily driving isn't a frequent requirement, try some changes, it's worth it. Also, find a wheel aligner who are interested in racing. Your average wheel alignment monkey is just that, unless otherwise instructed will just do what the computer tells him to do, and even when you do give instructions, they'll still put in minimal effort for accuracy.

    I can't remember caster exactly, but seriously, push it as far as your setup will allow, the more the better. I found the sweet spot for me in camber was 3.5deg negative on the front and 1.5 deg neg in the rear. Also 0.5 deg toe in at the front improved turn in massively.

    Goes without saying, tyre pressures are HUGELY important, if you can get your hands on an infra red temp gauge and grab tyre temps immediately after a run you'll learn heaps about how your setup is performing. It's fun learning setup and very rewarding when changes you make from your own analysis start improving times and driveability!
    I did do some camber changes the night before the race, since I have adjustable camber tops front and rear, I leaned them both over as far I could.
    I'm still trying work out the best tyre pressures for these tyres.
    My best lap was done in the first outing, tyre pressure set at 28psi, and were reading at 33psi when I came back in.
    So I dropped them back down to 28 psi again.
    Whilst feeling the tyres after the next outing (they went back up to 30psi) the temperature across the face of the tread was fairly even, maybe slightly warmer on the shoulders, which indicates to low a pressure.
    Anyway, I kept head fucking myself and couldn't get any quicker.
    Next event will be at Raleigh Race way near Coffs Harbour on the 28th of May, so I'm looking forward to that one now.

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    *The* sickness is alive and still infecting. Nice work man, looks like you are having fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNGBNG View Post
    Poor Jason was a bit deflated since he bent his STi. On the upside, I beat him in his borrowed WRX (lol)
    I didn't know he bent it? I did see he was a fair way down the results and wondered why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JZK25 View Post
    *The* sickness is alive and still infecting. Nice work man, looks like you are having fun.
    Doing my best to stay healthy, but I think I was infected from birth

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    Quote Originally Posted by azz_vt View Post
    I didn't know he bent it? I did see he was a fair way down the results and wondered why.
    Yeah, fair bit of damage was done unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNGBNG View Post
    I did do some camber changes the night before the race, since I have adjustable camber tops front and rear, I leaned them both over as far I could.
    I'm still trying work out the best tyre pressures for these tyres.
    My best lap was done in the first outing, tyre pressure set at 28psi, and were reading at 33psi when I came back in.
    So I dropped them back down to 28 psi again.
    Whilst feeling the tyres after the next outing (they went back up to 30psi) the temperature across the face of the tread was fairly even, maybe slightly warmer on the shoulders, which indicates to low a pressure.
    Anyway, I kept head fucking myself and couldn't get any quicker.
    Next event will be at Raleigh Race way near Coffs Harbour on the 28th of May, so I'm looking forward to that one now.
    Sounds like 28psi hot was working. Keep in mind with hillclimbs that dependant on the track, you will spend maybe half the lap with cold tyres/lower pressures and the second half with hotter tyres and more pressure. Its a bit of a balancing act and depends were the higher speed corners are.
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    Decided to go have a run at Raleigh Race Way near Coff Harbour a few weeks ago as they were running a lap dash event. So I pulled the back seat out and loaded up the track wheels and all my camping gear and went for the 3 hour drive to get there.
    My aim was to not to break anything so I could drive home again.
    Anyway, the weather wasn't its best (great fun driving on a wet track with semi slicks) but I did get a few dry laps in.
    I did better than I had expected, 6th outright out of 34 cars, and drove home with no issues
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