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Old 05-28-2012, 04:59 AM
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Default What kind of hardcore autocross alignments are you folks running?

What kind of hardcore autocross alignments are you folks running?
Post em up with wheel tire combo on what suspension. Ill start

F= -2.3 camber with 1/8th toe in
R= -1.0 camber with 0 toe
BC coilovers, front and rear strut tower bars, omp single point underbody brace, H sport comp rear sway.

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I didnt autox much but when I did I just had a basic alignment.

front was -2camber 0 toe
rear was -2camber 1/8th toe in

that was with pss9s and ie race plates on azenis I think.I would have prefered less rear camber but it was pretty good on a cooper either way.
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-2.7 front camber,0 toe. Disconnected front bar
-1.5 rear camber. Very little toe in. Rear hsport bar on softest.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:23 PM
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So after an adjustment in spring rates, I went even more aggresive with my alignment.
F- -2.8 camber, 0 toe
R- -1.5 camber, 1/8th toe out

So far, killer rotation but very easily manageable. It almost allows like a RWD point in ability with a subtle lift during corner entry.
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Do you guys daily your auto-x MINI?
I've been considering doing more suspension mods, but I'm unsure of whether it's wise to drive around with an aggressive set up, or if it's feasible to switch back and forth.
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Do you guys daily your auto-x MINI?
I've been considering doing more suspension mods, but I'm unsure of whether it's wise to drive around with an aggressive set up, or if it's feasible to switch back and forth.
I average about 500 miles a week on my r56, granted my setup as a whole is not to extreme. Im running nm engineering spring which drop me a whopping 1.2 inches all around on stock struts, 25.5 mm H-Spsort rear sway bar on the lightest setting, and vorshlag camber plates. Don't remember my full spec sheet off hand but I know its set to:
-1.9 camber front, 0 toe
-2.1 camber rear , whatever factory toe is rear

Car is perfectly balanced on aggressive summer tires, zero understeer, slight over steer when you push it over the edge but it stays very composed and manageable. Very livable for rough city streets, and more than fun and aggressive on an autocross circuit. Put ~6,000 miles on the tires since setting it like this and no abnormal tire wear to speak of.

I'd imagine a similar balanced street/autocross setup on an r53 would keep you more than satisfied for both on and off the autocross track.
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You will def see more tire wear.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:47 PM
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-2.3 front 0 toe
-1.7 rear 0 toe
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is it sitting at 0 toe with you in it?
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no. Just zero toe from alignment shop. this spring i hope to get corner balanced
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I average about 500 miles a week on my r56, granted my setup as a whole is not to extreme. Im running nm engineering spring which drop me a whopping 1.2 inches all around on stock struts, 25.5 mm H-Spsort rear sway bar on the lightest setting, and vorshlag camber plates. Don't remember my full spec sheet off hand but I know its set to:
-1.9 camber front, 0 toe
-2.1 camber rear , whatever factory toe is rear

Car is perfectly balanced on aggressive summer tires, zero understeer, slight over steer when you push it over the edge but it stays very composed and manageable. Very livable for rough city streets, and more than fun and aggressive on an autocross circuit. Put ~6,000 miles on the tires since setting it like this and no abnormal tire wear to speak of.

I'd imagine a similar balanced street/autocross setup on an r53 would keep you more than satisfied for both on and off the autocross track.
How did you get extra rear camber without adjustable control arms?
This sounds a lot like what I want, but...

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You will def see more tire wear.
this is what I'm afraid of.
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Lowering the car will give you more rear camber. I think in 05+ you can get around a degree of adjustment on the factory control arms. If you don't run an overly aggressive tire on the street you will still get plenty of life out of your tires. I corded some fallen Azenis making a trip from Texas to the dragon and back. They were half way worn when I left. Same alignment I've been running eco street tires for 2 years and they are still awesome
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I am running 205/50R16 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport with my previous stated setup. I have over 10k highway miles on them, about 6k of those with that setup and I am seriously not seeing much abnormal wear. The inside of the tires are wearing ever so slightly faster than the outside. Had one tire wearing aggressively before the alignment.

I rotate my tires with every oil change (3,000 miles) and inspect the tread. Last time i measured the inside was 1/32th of an inch lower thant he outer tread. I run my tire pressure on the higher side for my commute and routinely push the car through turns (in hopes to balance the wear out when i can)

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