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    Handling

    So Iíve came to the conclusion that I have lowered my car to the stage the steering feels like crap, but I like the way it sits....

    Easy option itís to raise the suspension but it wonít be going to standard ride height, the main problem is not lack of grip it actually holds the road pretty well, but the steering feels heavy and doesnít self centre very well.

    Iím sure there are more drift boys running lower than mine, and have no issues with this so maybe there is another issue with the car but everything seems free.

    Itís got to the stage Iím thinking of getting GK tech hubs which lower around 50mm without affecting suspension.

    Iím not interested in drifting really more grip/track oriented.

    It was aligned and I have also played with the castor but still the same..

    Any advice welcomed


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    Do you have roll centre correction ball joints and anti bump steer rod ends?

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    Nope all standard bar coilovers and caster arms. It feels like itís binding


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    Reading through some similar issues someone had a seized uj on the steering shaft causing similar issues, Iíll have a look at that before I go further


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    Had it aligned? if not then.. well wheels are prob all pointing the wrong way.
    Subframe lockdown kit as well.

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    Yes it was aligned on a 4 wheel hunter alignment machine, it will need done again now, as that was a couple of years ago. Iíd drove perfectly straight but just always had this tight, not wanting to self centre feeling.




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    Mine is fully polly bushed, coilovers, braces, full laser alignment arb’s with anti bump steer track rod ends and lower ball joints.

    Handles like an absolute turd.

    I think my lower control arm bushes are binding so going to do some work on those to ensure all of the suspension has free movement.
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    Mine has been like this for a long time Chris, way before the Rockingham weekender, itís not short on grip it just isnít right.

    I still enjoy driving it but I know something isnít right and want to get it sorted out.

    Iíll check this steering shaft and if itís ok I think Iíll order a set of these ďGrip hubsĒ as GK Tech call them


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    Mines always handled badly too, just don’t know what’s up with it or if I simply just can’t drive it properly... do the gktech hubs play with the geometry on the front like the driftworks ones do? Clive was flying with his old kouki v8 at Anglesey running geomasters.
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    Yes they move the wheel spindles up 50mm to put the suspension arms back nearer where they should be


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    Quote Originally Posted by jj205mi16 View Post
    Yes they move the wheel spindles up 50mm to put the suspension arms back nearer where they should be


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    Sorry I meant the Ackerman.
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    Ah sorry mate Iíve heard it plenty of times still donít understand what it is lol


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    It’s where the angle of the front wheels is different on lock to compensate for the different radius the wheels turn when steering. Believe they make it equal of the driftworks hubs which wouldn’t work so well for grip work. (Don’t quote me on this though)
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    I guess they are oem dimensions but with the 50mm drop built in


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    Sounds perfect
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    Not a terrible price either, I think Iíll need to try them.


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    What are they 800 dollars plus import and shipping? Interested in the results although I’d likely just Chuck the money at my little fiesta for track days.
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    719aus plus shipping and tax yep


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    What are they 800 dollars plus import and shipping? Interested in the results although Iíd likely just Chuck the money at my little fiesta for track days.
    Thatís my issue, I want this to be better and enjoy it more before I end up buying something else to thrash, keep looking at ep3s but I know this will be better if I sort the handling/suspension


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