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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by revolutionary, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. revolutionary

    revolutionary New Member

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    Well i recently installed suspension techniques front and rear sway bars on my 94 del sol si. And i had to replace the rear lower lcas cause i damaged the old ones trying to get a siezed bushing out. Do i need to get an alignment? I Replaced em with the skunk2 lcas. And with the new sways it is like night and day difference in handling, alot less body roll. But the understeer is alot more noticeable. Does anyone have suggestions on this? It feels good through the corners but seems like the front tires arent really turning the car. So i was thinking of koni yellows and h&r sport springs. Im on a tight budget. And would like it adjustable. thanks
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :yes: absolutely get it aligned after any suspension work
     
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    :concur: definately get it aligned, koni yellows ftw on adjustable dampening!
     
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    You def need to align. You sound like you are really into the handling part of your car. If so you should learn to align yourself. Like stated earlier when ever doing suspension work you will need to re-align. It's not too hard to learn it yourself! I know what it's like being on a tight budget. I have been there before.

    The thing you mentioned about feeling like the front tires were not turning your car. That is actually a pretty good thing! The car is "handling like it's on rails". It is a good thing as long as the car is sticking to the road without fighting the wheel. Does the backend stick as well?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ive posted a how to for the DIY alignment... no one really cared

    its buried somewhere in one of these threads
    maybe if im bored ill try to dig it up some time
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ok so i was bored

     
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    It's a good post for the struggling racer! With all the adjustments being made, all the time. Alignments get pricey
     
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    Yes the backend does stick pretty well, i guess it could just be the driver. But still when im going through a turn hard it just feels the tires arent turning the car as much as it should be. For quick manuvers its good, just when im going through a wide turn. Well ill get it alligned as soon as i get the front sway link bolts installed. The bolts were missing in the kit so i just went to the hardware store and got some that fit. Id feel better if i got the ones that were supposed to be installed on the kit. Also i need to get an oil change and an inspection so an alignment isnt really a hassle for me right now. Although that write-up on it is nice. Thanks

     
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