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Suspension for road-course/grip. Flame away.

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AutoX is more than anything I've seen anyone do with an x7. I was more judging by the topics discussed in the Celica Supra facebook group. It seems to be more content then just KYS, JZ MASTER RACE.

 

Don L post's some pretty interesting stuff he does. I also don't frequent the CS forums I just go there to search for info I remember seeing years ago haha, so you are probably right it's probably no better. But again I would just say the average mk2 owner is probably more seriously than the average x7 owner whos answer to everything is swap s13 suspension in. But I guess they aren't wrong as the only 1 or 2 (debatably 2nd) competitive drifting x7s are both on s chassis suspension the main one is s13 up front with wisefab and s14 subframe out back, with a foot or so of extra track and the other in the NZ league (I think) is s13 rear.

 

I sent you the arms on facebook. He missed a chance to do adjustable camber in the arms as well. But in the comments he does mention it messes up the shock angle, which totally makes sense because even with just the subframe side camber adjusters I have to fight to get the shocks to slide on.

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I need info on these arms too. I'm not on FB (still have a page, just don't login).

 

If they're making the arms from scratch dialing out excess camber in the hub backing plate mounting could be possible, but it would involve an adjustable jig, and wouldn't be adjustable on the car.

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I ran my MX83 at Willow Spring raceway on SOW. I would contact FEAL performance and see what they could offer. They can do custom valving, custom setup, and could do penske suspension.

 

Setup:

BC coilovers 16kg f/ 14kg rear

MK3 LSD with Weird rebuild kit 4.3

18x9.5 on 265/45

1jz non vvti r154

 

best time SOW CCW: 1.30.xx. faster guys run in the high 20's

 

I also been tracking the GS400 with r154 .

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I ended up putting in a pair of Koni Race 8610 single adjustable universal inserts in the front, and went to a 10kg/8kg front/rear spring combo. The car is much better than it's ever been on track, and still very driveable on the street, even on pretty awful roads. Both instructors I had were impressed by how well the car handled on track.

 

Unfortunately half way through my second lapping session of the day, after turning up the boost from gate pressure at 10psi to 20psi something went bad and I melted a hole through my #6 piston. The car was dyno tuned to 20psi, and I thrash it on the street at high boost regularly, but I guess dyno load, street load, and track load aren't quite equal... My day was over and now I'm weighing whether I should just throw in another 2JZ-GE bottom end, or grab a VVTi Aristo 2JZ. I'm leaning towards an aristo motor despite the fact that I can get another NA bottom end for $300.00... Either way, this time I'll take the time to set up the knock sensors I have in my toolbox...

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That sucks man! It's alright though I've also been there, my first tuner didn't even know how to calibrate knock sensors so my first block only lasted a week. I highly recommend the Bosch knocks that both Demesio and I are running. But then again I believe if you are running OEM ones, those are only 1 pin connectors and the Bosch's are 2.

 

Hopefully you aren't down too long!

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I have the single wire piezoelectric knock sensors installed right now but could never get my ECU to work with them. I have two Bosch wideband knock sensors in my a toolbox that I meant to install earlier this season but unfortunately my wife doesn't agree that working on my car is equally important to parenting my children.

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but unfortunately my wife doesn't agree that working on my car is equally important to parenting my children.

 

Sure it does, if you take one with you out in the garage.

It teaches them to do things themselves instead of growing up completely stupid.

 

I have memories of laying on my dad's chest while he was changing rod bearings on a '53-ish Buick when I was about 4 years old.

I have done the same with my son.

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Sure it does, if you take one with you out in the garage.

It teaches them to do things themselves instead of growing up completely stupid.

 

I have memories of laying on my dad's chest while he was changing rod bearings on a '53-ish Buick when I was about 4 years old.

I have done the same with my son.

 

My daughter is 3 and my son is 10 months old. They're not quite big enough yet. I was probably 8 or 9 when I started actively helping my dad do things like bleeding brakes. I definitely remember spending time in the garage before that, but not usually when there was a car or truck up on stands.

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Msg me if you want to hang out. Just make time to do it, and do it. Kids need to go without dad time sometimes. My kid can't live without me, and I still go off on solo backcountry hikes for days. He's fine with it when I get back.

 

Seriously though, hit me up if you want me to help with something. I'd be happy to just hang out and talk about 2GR rattles and old times.

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