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02-14-2016 10:25 AM
BOXCAR
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Originally Posted by Sidesweep View Post

as far as knuckles go, Heatmaker has IS knuckles in the works. just a waiting game at this point.
Ooooh can't wait to see dat
02-09-2016 11:27 PM
Sidesweep
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Originally Posted by BOXCAR View Post
Anybody running super high spring rates in front like chaser specs? i was looking into 22k for front and 14k for rear. any input? Just want to be lower without killing aero.
same. i'm considering getting mine revalved and stiffer spring rates after literally rubbing through both skirts after two events.

as far as knuckles go, Heatmaker has IS knuckles in the works. just a waiting game at this point.
02-09-2016 09:57 PM
Primernovaben Oh yeah. I've talked to the minty fresh guy, the risky devil guy and a few others on knuckle setups and it seems like everyone is in testing stages lol. Just waiting for someone to have a tested and proven setup to pull the trigger. I mean there is a figs kit for sale locally... Wonder if he would trade for a t56 :D
02-09-2016 03:59 PM
Piggity
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Originally Posted by Primernovaben View Post
Did you get a chance to test those out at all? Looking into getting a setup that's not a $400 option and xcessive seems to have done enough stuff to where I trust em.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to test them out on a track yet. I've done a bit of street but I have a Torsen diff right now that's a POS. The car is super easy to control when I do have it sideways in the rain. There's a drift practice next month that I hope to attend, so I'll be able test them out real well there. I need to remember to pull my ABS fuse at the start of the day though, not at the last part of the day like last time.
02-09-2016 07:49 AM
Primernovaben
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Nice, who is the manufacturer of those?
Xcessive Manufacturing out of Portland. They're prototype right now, but contact them if you're interested. I don't believe they're on the website yet.
Did you get a chance to test those out at all? Looking into getting a setup that's not a $400 option and xcessive seems to have done enough stuff to where I trust em.
02-08-2016 01:25 PM
Piggity
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Originally Posted by Mzs14 View Post
Nice, who is the manufacturer of those?
Xcessive Manufacturing out of Portland. They're prototype right now, but contact them if you're interested. I don't believe they're on the website yet.
02-05-2016 05:16 PM
BOXCAR Anybody running super high spring rates in front like chaser specs? i was looking into 22k for front and 14k for rear. any input? Just want to be lower without killing aero.
02-04-2016 02:56 PM
Mzs14
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Just installed some new steering arms on the weekend. I have so much more angle now, I think these are about an inch shorter than stock with less ackerman.
Nice, who is the manufacturer of those?
02-02-2016 12:39 PM
Piggity Just installed some new steering arms on the weekend. I have so much more angle now, I think these are about an inch shorter than stock with less ackerman.
02-02-2016 12:38 PM
Piggity This was from last year. Small track up in Victoria, BC.
01-23-2016 09:18 PM
Sidesweep
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Originally Posted by white_is View Post
Cusco aren't slimmer, they bang sooner when low. SerialNine will have the most clearance but I don't know about the minimum amount of negative camber you can run with them

I would just try to get some Moon Face low angle ball joints and poly bushings for stock upper arms. You'll have a little more clearance with the LA ball joints on top of cut knuckles

My suggestion on the sway bar location is to get everything else where you want it and find out. If you've got clunking once done, unbolt the sway bar and see if it's still there. Then you know lol

IS is bad about the end links clunking when lowered either way
I was hoping the Driftworks front uppers would work with the cut knuckles, guess we'll have to see. The SerialNine website says their front uppers allow between -4 to -8 degrees of camber, I think I'm currently at -3 or something but I'd rather not drop $500 on another pair of uppers if I don't have to. Sucks that these cars are such a PITA when low.
01-22-2016 02:45 PM
white_is Cusco aren't slimmer, they bang sooner when low. SerialNine will have the most clearance but I don't know about the minimum amount of negative camber you can run with them

I would just try to get some Moon Face low angle ball joints and poly bushings for stock upper arms. You'll have a little more clearance with the LA ball joints on top of cut knuckles

My suggestion on the sway bar location is to get everything else where you want it and find out. If you've got clunking once done, unbolt the sway bar and see if it's still there. Then you know lol

IS is bad about the end links clunking when lowered either way
01-20-2016 10:52 PM
Sidesweep What's up all.



Transmission: 5-speed, car came with an ACT stage 2 clutch + resurfaced OEM flywheel

Suspension: Stance GR+ coilovers, Battle Version rear toe links, SPC front adjustable ball joints

Differential: stock torsen

Engine Mods: intake and exhaust, clutch damper delete

Alignment: don't remember, but the toe was completely off by the end of the event above


Will be putting a Kaaz 2 way into auto diff housing, FIGS steering rack/#1 + #2 /differential bushings, Hotchkis sways, SerialNine RCA's, Battle Version rear traction arms, and Driftworks front and rear upper control arms (amongst other things) for the upcoming season.

Currently have little to no upper arm clearance up front, which will only get worse adding beefier front uppers. Planning on getting the knuckle cut, if that doesn't resolve the issue then I may be looking into a thinner upper arm option like Cusco/SerialNine.

Also, is it worth investing in the FIGS sway relocation? Hadn't really heard of it previously and now I'm curious.
01-02-2016 06:30 AM
slowtouge_max



car is pretty much stock with coilovers and drifts amazing
12-22-2015 11:51 AM
JorisL First a question, after a drift on wet surface I always suffer from understeer and a lot, any advise on how to get rid of that?

CAR: Lexus IS200 Sport (September 2000, European car)
TRANSMISSION: 6 speed manual
SUSPENSION: stock
DIFFERENTIAL: Stock Torsen LSD
ENGINE MODS: stock 1G-FE

ALIGNMENT:
FRONT (L and R)
camber: -141' and -123'
toe: 004' and -002'
REAR (L and R)
camber: -036' and -022'
toe: -016' and -021'

camber maxed out on the front and on the back closest to 0 with stock setup on the 2000 Sport version (10mm lower than the normal version I was told)

[only picture I could find of me skidding the car]
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