It should be noted stock roll hoops are NOT for track use...unless dying in the car is your idea of fun.Has anyone here had the car in for a real track alignment?
What kind of negative camber can you get with the stock suspension?
Im planning on getting the Abarth soon and was curious of how much
Hidden under plastic covers or not, Mazda ought to be ashamed they're putting out a car with such amateurish welding...Here is what lurks under stock plastic hoops:
Seems Mazda's been doing it for years already with the boot lid...In fact, it is not a weld at all, because you can't weld Aluminum to steel.
Excellent, thanks! However, friction welding is still another beast.Seems Mazda's been doing it for years already with the boot lid...
While the replacement sure looks nice, I'd like to know two things:Here is what lurks under stock plastic hoops:
Fortunately, that is bolt in setup. Bolt in replacement looks like this:
All the 4-lug, 17-inch versions of the 949 Racing 6ULs have offsets of +45 mm. As Brian said, you'll need to roll the fenders to fit 245s.What offset are you running on the wheels? Clearly it doesn't look like fender rolling needs to happen.
How many sessions did you do? I have -1.8 degrees and thought the same thing until the tires kept getting hotter and hotter in later sessions when the grip level picked up and I was pushing harder. Then I saw the heat shift to the outside of the tires. It has to be way too cold where you are to push very hard and get any decent grip.I made a surprising discovery at the track today. -1.2 degrees camber front and rear is actually too much camber! This is the spec I went with today and, using a tire pyrometer to measure inner, mid, and outer tire temps, I found that inner temps are significantly higher than outer temps, no matter what pressure I set the tires to. This is especially true for front wheels. The rear wheels are actually pretty close to ideal, I would say maybe -1.1 degrees should work for the rear.
The stock camber spec for the front wheels is between 0 and -0.5 degrees, depending on ride height. Now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. Double wishbone suspensions are supposed to camber automatically under load, you don't need to add more camber! The rears do however need a small amount of static camber and the service manual does state this.
I'm going to go back to stock alignment and hit the track again to see if I can gain any time.
I did push it pretty hard and I think the longest session I've done was around 10 laps, but you're right, it was freezing cold out here.How many sessions did you do? I have -1.8 degrees and thought the same thing until the tires kept getting hotter and hotter in later sessions when the grip level picked up and I was pushing harder. Then I saw the heat shift to the outside of the tires. It has to be way too cold where you are to push very hard and get any decent grip.