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Old 10-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Alignment problem. Help!!

I just installed bc coilover around 2 weeks. First seems good. Now it seems a little less stiff as before.
plus. The car just doesn't feel right at high speed. a little flowing feeling.
and the front when I turn. It feels like it keep pulling back to opposite direction.
The below are my current settings

Front camber
Left -1.57 right -1.52
Front toe
Left 0.07 right 0.07
Total toe 0.14

Rear camber
Left -2.06 right -1.55
Rear toe
Left 0.09 right 0.07
Total toe 0.15
Trust angle 0.01
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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pulling back in the opposite direction? like wanting the straighten out?
your camber is pretty aggressive. are you lowered pretty low?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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pulling back in the opposite direction? like wanting the straighten out?
your camber is pretty aggressive. are you lowered pretty low?
yea. Like wanting to straighten out. .
on high speed. The car seems wanting to go left and right.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Around 1 week around coilover installed. I find the car become not as straigt. They had made a few changes to the front toe by hand and without computer .
then now the ar go straigt but the corner and handling at high speed feel werid.
can someone seriously help! please
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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the car honeslty feel like it will understeer..
Where are the experts???
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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This is not surprising. You bought bargain basement coilovers. Your experience with them will only get worse from here.

The floating feeling is likely the dampers breaking in. They will soften a bit as they wear just like a damper with 100000 miles feels worn out.

The issue with turning is a result of the substandard materials they use for construction. The springs are binding when turning causing a memory steer effect. If the coilovers used bearings with a higher axial load rating or a roller bearing in upper perch the memory steer would not be present.

Final thoughts, get used to it or sell them and buy something worth while.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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This is not surprising. You bought bargain basement coilovers. Your experience with them will only get worse from here.

The floating feeling is likely the dampers breaking in. They will soften a bit as they wear just like a damper with 100000 miles feels worn out.

The issue with turning is a result of the substandard materials they use for construction. The springs are binding when turning causing a memory steer effect. If the coilovers used bearings with a higher axial load rating or a roller bearing in upper perch the memory steer would not be present.

Final thoughts, get used to it or sell them and buy something worth while.
thanks !! Does that mean it have nothing to do with my toe in?
Since the shop retune by toe in two times without the alignment computer.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #8
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This is not surprising. You bought bargain basement coilovers. Your experience with them will only get worse from here.

The floating feeling is likely the dampers breaking in. They will soften a bit as they wear just like a damper with 100000 miles feels worn out.

The issue with turning is a result of the substandard materials they use for construction. The springs are binding when turning causing a memory steer effect. If the coilovers used bearings with a higher axial load rating or a roller bearing in upper perch the memory steer would not be present.

Final thoughts, get used to it or sell them and buy something worth while.
thanks !! Does that mean it have nothing to do with my toe in?
Since the shop retune by toe in two times without the alignment computer.
Also it feel like understeer
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