- be unfazed by rough roads, pot holes, speed-bumps, etc.
- have a neutral handling balance, controllable oversteer.
- retain the nice, factory steering geometry
- A slammed, stanced, hellaflush, whatever car. I want suspension travel (see above) and I don't mind if the car looks relatively standard.
- A drift car -- drifting is fun but I'm after an all-rounder
I've had them set up to the reference specs in the manual (even preload each side, 2mm on front, 19mm rear) , but while they've felt pretty good for street use, I haven't been happy with the set-up when pushed to the limit on the skidpad -- aside from the absurd body roll, the factory setup felt better at the limit.
It's had a bit of a tendency to unload the inside rear wheel in hard cornering/oversteer and this prevents me from putting the power down. Based on my limited video recordings of the problem, I suspected it may have been too hard into the bump stops, so I upped the preload a bit, which seemed to help the problem a bit. It seemed fine when I took it around Pukekohe.
At the gymkhana last weekend, I was pretty unhappy with the handling, but it occurred to me that the course had more left-handers than normal, and that the car handled much worse when going left than right.
This has gotten me thinking about the value in corner-balancing my car. I don't have a set of scales, and in the interests of frugality, I was contemplating whether I could estimate the corner weights and work out what I'd need to change to get the car closer to balanced.
Can anyone share their experiences/advice with this sort of thing?