Oct 23, 2002 update to the Mini Cooper S project car

Shaving tenths

Our new wheels

Competition Tire South just mounted our 215/45R17 Kumho Ecsta MX tires onto a set of 17x7-inch BBS RK wheels, so we’re making some more progress. So we’re heading back to Ocala GP for some more testing. We’ll also keep an eye on the tires to see if our initial alignment settings are in the ballpark: about -1 degree camber all around along with 0 toe front and rear.

Looks like our new setup shaved a few tenths and made the car much more stable at the limit, but we’re thinking a larger rear anti-roll bar is what we need to tie everything together. More details to come soon, as we’re not quite done with the suspension.

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