-2.4F/-2.1RAwesome.. what about the rear? Is it -2.5 still?? My rims might arrive 2 weeks early and car will be dropped off the shop immediately for install and suspension settings.
Sweet.. thanks.. exactly how mines are gonna be set 😁.. btw, Im in the same time zone as you are. Wish I can meet up where you at but you know how family vacations go. Gonna be in Sta. Clarita the whole time though till the 2nd and fly out the 3rd..-2.4F/-2.1R
Specs in the signature are off...can’t change them. Latest forum update messed up my Sig.
Got my -2.5 front and -2.1 rear without hacking the shock mount.Well I performed a little homeboy workshop upgrade, gimme some more camber! After seeing people hack up there strut towers for the Dinan camber plates I thought I could do better. I started by pulling the stupid alignment pins and then I thought why stop there. I dropped the struts down and used a rotary file to open the hole even further. Eventually the nut hit the ribs on the strut tower but those can also be removed. My target is -2.5 so we will see if I made it?
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I'm road tripping to Thunder hill March 7th with my brother in his Focus ST. We are going to rip through the Northern California mountains on the way down. I am registered with Hooked on Driving, they have Sunday on the schedule as well. They put on a great event, a bit of coaching, some time on the track and then some more coaching. It really helps you push your skills. Maybe I'll see another M5 their?
Thunderhill is my favorite of the three, it is in the middle of nowhere (Willows, CA) the hotel/motel choices are very limited. It is the only NorCal track that has not come under heavy attack by the wealthy new to the area neighbors and forced ridiculous noise ordinances. Great for high power high speed, lots of run off room in the grass and concrete barriers are not a big consideration. This is absolutely not the case for Sonoma or LS,where early or excessive throttle coming out of a few corners regularly eat up noobs with lots of RWD power. Thill has the East course and the West Course, and then one where it is combined. They are quite different, so when or if you can do combined, try to do so. East Course is the original and is long and flowing with lots of nice high speed sweepers. West is lower speed and quite abit more technical. There is a relatively new Walmart right off the highway exit which is a GODSEND compared to when it wasn't there.So I'm going to be in the bay area in the spring March/April. Rather than fly I thought I would take a road trip and get in an early season track day. Thunder hill and Sanoma are doable, I think Laguna Seca is too far out of the way. Has anyone been to these tracks recently that can give me some feedback? My apportionment is in Oakland so I could stay there and go to Sanoma for the day. Thunder hill is so far north that I may just spend the night in that area on the day I visit the track.
I'll be up at Thill this 22nd for their 3 mile.You can see it's the only M5 on the list haha.I plan on coilovers at some point but like taking small steps and seeing what happens. I was putting bronze bushings in the calipers so other than pulling the sway bar end link it was pretty short work. I,m taking the low road on tires so I'm already leaving a lot on the table there. Trying to budget for track days over parts. On a good day you drop a couple of hundred on fuel as well.
The track will be the three mile version, they also have a two mile. They do have a db for noise but I believe it above 100 like Portland. LS is 98 or 95 and that was a concern, I still want to get on that track even if for just a few laps. I'm really looking forward to an early track day and a new track. If I leave in early April that will kill most of the early season. We got a air B&B in Yuba city about an hour away.
Yeah...it did come off weird but everything is spot on and corner balanced.Well I took it to a shop that I work part time at to check the alignment. The rear camber was 2.1% so I left it, toe was in a bit so I got it pretty close to zero. Front toe on the left was way out but I brought it in to almost zero. So the homeboy camber mod got me 1.9 on the right and 1.6 on the left. I backed off on the right to match the left. I will have to do a little more work with the rotary file on both sides to get the -2 that I want.
Hey Fifty didn't your MCS set come out a little weird? Like one side was in a different place in the shock mount than the other?
Now I nee to get the Powerflex in the front strut arms before I head south.