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Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 02:42 PM
Well I've taken the plunge (pun intended) and moved the chassis 30mm toward the tarmac :lol:
I am now equiped with:
King springs KFFL90 front.
King springs KMRL83 Rear.
and due to a haemorrhaging right rear shock
Koni 86101321SP adjustable shocks on the rear

Results so far are possative with the car handling better and the rear not wanting to choose it's own direction :D

Rod

P.S. Due to the nessesity of the Konis I'm not talking about price :oops:

Dogo
17-12-2003, 03:02 PM
grrreaat !!

now i can sit in my 4wd astina and look down at you as i surge past you :wink:

Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 03:20 PM
*note to self*

Must remember to drive Cosmo on that day ..|..

sik astina
17-12-2003, 03:38 PM
nice! wheres the pics :) 8)

sik astina
17-12-2003, 05:58 PM
Rod's pics that he sent.

http://www.set4life.com.au/mick/Cosmo_dude/coz1.jpg
http://www.set4life.com.au/mick/Cosmo_dude/coz2.jpg
http://www.set4life.com.au/mick/Cosmo_dude/coz3.jpg
http://www.set4life.com.au/mick/Cosmo_dude/coz4.jpg



-Mick

Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 06:11 PM
Thanks Mick.

I've also been doing some painting :wink: but by now you've seen that :D

The 'stina looks like it is the right height, not the 4X4 look it had ;)

Rod

CityEnd
17-12-2003, 07:09 PM
:shock: gold!!

looks sweet

mrpayner
17-12-2003, 07:12 PM
That's GOLD! :lol: Can't wait to see it in the metal..

oh.. and the engine bay looks good too!

AP

P.S. Did you have that strut bar when I saw you down at the chop shop? I can't remember it..

Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 07:41 PM
Had the rear bar then, that showed a flaw with a lot of over steer :(
The strut brace came next but only made the over steer more predictable :|
Got tired of the 4X4 look and decided that it was time to change the suspension dynamics wholesale and hopefully fix the oversteer problem for good (and make the car look better) :)
The car was dissassembled and the right read shock had haemorrhaged, I had a choice of Pedders or Koni (Koni $120 more expensive) I now have Koni adjustable shocks and a Mastercard in intensive care :lol:

Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 07:41 PM
Answer to your P.S.



No

Aaron
17-12-2003, 08:14 PM
Have you treid a rear strut brace Rod? In my Chrysler which was vcery similar structurally to a Hardtop (ie it was a Hardtop as well) the rear brace made a world of difference to the control of the rear end. It became more predictable, and much more neutral overall when combined with the front brace, rear bar and nicely tweaked Camber/castor.


You describe partially what I found when I had the rear bar on with stock sized rubber, then the same but at a higher limit withthe front brace, and again at a great limit when i had the sticky boots on.

Ofcourse then I switched to the adjuatable Konis at both ends with custom springs and finally 'sorted' it with the rear brace ;)

It ended up with the balance tuneable 100% on shock settings between understeer or oversteer...

A.

Cosmo Dude
17-12-2003, 08:22 PM
Aaron,
It's hours old and I believe the problem was with the burst shock. I'll show you on Friday and if we have time we can visit the F1 circuit to check it out :D :D :P

*** the roads are not a race track and I encourage you to act within the boundaries of the law ***

That said it could be fun :twisted:

Rod

Dogo
17-12-2003, 08:28 PM
looking good rod. and the gold looks niiice :)

Rupewrecht
18-12-2003, 09:23 AM
oooh very nice! :)

i bet that's gonna be good for your back :P

pr1mo
18-12-2003, 02:28 PM
i bumped into rod yesterday @ the downs and checked it out in person looks 'right' as we put it!

cheers mike

mrpayner
18-12-2003, 05:53 PM
So where's the pics from your flashy new camera then mike? :wink:

AP

pr1mo
18-12-2003, 11:44 PM
adam mate,
unlike the vast majority of people from ballarat, us normal folk dont carry their cameras into the local supermarket for candid shots of watermelons and alfalfa sprouts if u know what i mean.

i was just waiting for my woman to finish when out popped Roddles carrying his slab of VB :P

j.kz of course

cheers mike

mrpayner
19-12-2003, 11:44 AM
unlike the vast majority of people from ballarat, us normal folk dont carry their cameras into the local supermarket for candid shots of watermelons and alfalfa sprouts if u know what i mean.

Erm... what? :? :? :? What's that got to do with the price of fish?

:roll:


AP

pr1mo
19-12-2003, 03:18 PM
hehe go those 17" racing hearts adam :)

cheers mike

Critter
23-12-2003, 06:08 PM
Looking good, Rod.

and about time :)

Cosmo Dude
23-12-2003, 07:08 PM
Looking good, Rod.

and about time :)

And let that be a leason for for all of you who are driving at standard height :lol: :lol: I've only gone down 30mm (not the normal 50mm). Think of all the posts on this thread as peer group preasure...

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mrpayner
24-12-2003, 10:10 AM
hehe go those 17" racing hearts adam :)

I emailled the bloke about them Mike.. they have an offset of 42. Isn't that wrong.. i thought Astinas had an optimal offset of about 36?

However he's over in Preston.. thinking of having a look although I won't be able to get over there until after 12th January [NSW ROAD TRIP!!]

AP

mrpayner
24-12-2003, 10:14 AM
Ah.. Dan just answered my question in another topic.. :D

AP

pr1mo
28-12-2003, 12:46 PM
with 7" wide rims you have alot more flexability with offsets. ET42 will work no worries at all. ive been told it wont effect any aspect of the car handling or tyre wear either

cheers mike