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Todd Greene Made Donation to Website
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I am setting up my '95 this weekend.
It has '99 hats with FCM Kit.

What is a good base-line height?
Does 4-5/8" to 4-3/4" still work?

Thanks,

Todd

PS - I used windshield adhesive to glue the stops to the hats. Seems to have worked well.

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Great tip on the windshield adhesive, whatever goop I used on mine failed already!

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quote:
Originally posted by John Hammer Palazzolo:
Great tip on the windshield adhesive, whatever goop I used on mine failed already!

John you should know by now that K-Y is not an adhesive. [Wink]

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Hammer I used super glue. Krazy Glue to be exact

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I used the gorilla glue and it didn't hold.

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i too am intrested in the answer.i have my car at about 4.5 from the pinch weld and have what i think to be alot of travel left.almost an inch between shock bottom and the bump stop.

Mitch Taylor
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Mine came apart too with gorilla glue, not much you can do.

My car is lower than that and I like it low, at about 4 1/4 front and 4 3/8 rear. still plenty of travel. On a good flat new surface I think it would be fine but on a bumpy track that has a lot of compression dips and bad pavments it could be an issue. I test drive it on the street and go over all types of pavement changes to look for areas of concern, and hit bumps that you would never find on track to see if the shocks bottom out no issues, but the track I run on in south florida are very flat and smooth.

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4-5/8 to 4-7/8 is my range. Too low and the car gets darty.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mitch Taylor:
Mine came apart too with gorilla glue, not much you can do.

My car is lower than that and I like it low, at about 4 1/4 front and 4 3/8 rear. still plenty of travel. On a good flat new surface I think it would be fine but on a bumpy track that has a lot of compression dips and bad pavments it could be an issue. I test drive it on the street and go over all types of pavement changes to look for areas of concern, and hit bumps that you would never find on track to see if the shocks bottom out no issues, but the track I run on in south florida are very flat and smooth.

At 4 5/8, long sweepers on a rough surface can be bad. I had a really frustrating weekend set up like that. Half way through long bumppy turns I'd get major understeer. The guys who knew better were going up about 4 turns.

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quote:
Originally posted by davew:
4-5/8 to 4-7/8 is my range. Too low and the car gets darty.

Thanks Dave,

I'm aiming for 4.75" for that reason.
I've had it lower and does get darty
(But it really looks like a race car with the tires tucked under the fenders with no gaps.)

Todd

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Maybe our tracks out here in the west are smoother but I'm running at 4-4.25" or about 3/8" off the bump stops in the front without any problems. I run slightly higher in the rear

I can get close to 4 deg neg camber in the front at that height.

Ken

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quote:
Originally posted by Ken SM-94:
I can get close to 4 deg neg camber in the front at that height.

In other news, I hate you. [Smile]

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4 degrees neg is cool, I can't get past 3.5, As Far as ride height, it seem over 4.5 is the norm, but I like low. Yea, I been there on the long sweeepers, before they redid moroso, the last turn , on to the front straight was a bummy ars right sweeper, and it could upset just about any car. I like to have the low cg, but I sure will raise it up if it ran better at a higher setting.

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quote:
I can get close to 4 deg neg camber in the front at that height.

Ken

On the other hand, I'm not sure I need that much. I'm just going for the groovy look. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ken SM-94:
I'm just going for the groovy look. [Wink]

Maybe you should consider hanging out with us. [Wink]

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