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CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
10/24/20 12:13 p.m.

That is funny! Yeah I agree on the message system. Maybe just post it right in here?

My automotive situation is... complicated right now. I want something more fun AND economical than the Camry I bought from a friend which was too good of a deal to pass up. A 2 would fit that bill. 

But I also really want a van for hauling and camping. 

Also, I’m torn on keeping or getting rid of my Festiva (the old man Mazda 2). I love it, but it needs some attention.

On top of all that, I’m trying to reduce my expenses! So buying a car probably doesn’t make sense right now. Sigh...

flatlander937
flatlander937 HalfDork
1/12/21 8:01 p.m.

 

Been busy prepping for VIR the first weekend of February. Finally taking the time to set the shock height correctly. Also testing out 450lb springs all around. (7in front, 6in rear). Using soft Ground Control bump stops, this is full bump at 20.5in fender height. 

15x9 ET35 wheels and 225/45R15 RS4s.

Running at a 23.375in ride height, this gives about 1in of travel before the bumps come into play, they are around 200lb/in for the first 1-1.5innof play. The idea is to see if I can make it corner on the bumps for the added rate but retain compliance. It feels good on the initial test drive, will add the sway bar and evaluate that as well.

More info to come soon!

 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/12/21 8:14 p.m.

That's a lot of wheel and tire under that car. Looks good. 

flatlander937
flatlander937 HalfDork
1/12/21 9:43 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

Yes. I threw one of my 7.5 wide TRM C1s on and running a 195 or 205 that sits in a bit further means you could stuff the tire another 1/2in or so upwards. From an aero standpoint it may be worthwhile.

This correlates to a 5.5in pinch weld height FWIW, 0.5in below B Spec legal height for reference. 

 

Also I definitely meant to post this in my build thread and not in here... But here we are. wink

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