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sprp85 07-28-2009 05:33 PM

Rake- plus or minus?
 
Hey all,
I have recently wondered about the rake stance of my car.

I do know that R53's belt line is raked :confused:
But do stock coopers come with certain amount of rake?

On my car, gaps are about even but the ass is up and nose is flat down :D
I tried to adjust the rear coils and drop'em even but the perches are frozen up so I kind of gave up on that. I personally prefer the all around even-ness but slammed rake isn't bad at all :P

Is there any negatives to having some rake? does rake ruins the overall balance?
:thumbsdow

Konky 07-28-2009 05:46 PM

Did you ever mount those RH's?

sprp85 07-28-2009 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Konky (Post 489284)
Did you ever mount those RH's?

Oh the RHs was sold a while ago.. couldn't work out the spacers and bolts if I remember correctly... yeah.. they looked good ......... :(

Konky 07-28-2009 06:24 PM

:( bummer. What are you running now?

sprp85 07-28-2009 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Konky (Post 489299)
:( bummer. What are you running now?

gold konig remember..
these will go as soon as i find some good looking five spokes :)

Rally 07-28-2009 07:42 PM

Front rake looks best as far as aesthetics go. :tu:

I know rake also deals with the weight transfer going into corners and braking before corners. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure a little front rake is preferred in this case too.

sprp85 07-28-2009 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rally (Post 489344)
Front rake looks best as far as aesthetics go. :tu:

I know rake also deals with the weight transfer going into corners and braking before corners. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure a little front rake is preferred in this case too.

Ah ha! thats a plus then :D

thanks

Chase 07-28-2009 08:35 PM

yeah front rake is better for looks and cornering.

at least in the mini

Rally 07-28-2009 09:07 PM

Check out brownmini....awesome looking front rake and from the sounds of it he's got the handling/balance on point too :tu:

sprp85 07-29-2009 02:59 AM

Yeah Brownmini's coop is damn fine looking track car :dribble:

+ Performance
+ Look

No minuses here :D

thank you all :tu:

Drew 07-29-2009 03:14 AM

Yay Front Rake! :) See below...

Rally 07-29-2009 03:16 AM

haha the sig itself is rear raked :P

Drew 07-29-2009 03:25 AM

Hahaha yeah I guess it is, but look at the sideskirts!!! :P

Rally 07-29-2009 03:27 AM

hahah I've seen it in person :P great rake :tu:

Wake|MCS 07-29-2009 10:51 PM

How much rake provides a benefit for cornering? Like, at what point is too much rake no longer a benefit?


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