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Author: Subject: Geometry setup mac1 with r1
Weelee

posted on 15/3/17 at 10:13 PM Reply With Quote
Geometry setup mac1 with r1

Hey taking my mac1 9r for a geometry setup and suspension wondering what setting us as are using that works well.
Cheers lee

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CosKev3

posted on 16/3/17 at 08:09 AM Reply With Quote
What adjustment /adjusters have you got on the 9r wishbones?
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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 03:42 PM Reply With Quote
Got ball joints on the top arms for camber and I cut the bushes off rear lower arms and put rose joints so I could adjust the toe.
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CosKev3

posted on 16/3/17 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
That's good then,as the rear toe on mine with the fixed Mac1 bones was quite a way out.

I just did some Googling for settings,in the end IIRC I went for:
Rear,
1 degree negative camber
1 degree toe in
Front
1.5 degrees negative camber
1 degree toe in

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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 04:01 PM Reply With Quote
How you find it set up like that on road kev? Does it feel solid on road not tracking all over the shop? What shocks you using how did you set the height and damping up?
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CosKev3

posted on 16/3/17 at 04:09 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah feels good,
Considering I'm on Gaz coil overs with springs for a Zetec powered car!

Height wise I've set it to 115mm front chassis to ground,rear is 135mm.

I had it corner weighted too when they set geo

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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 04:11 PM Reply With Quote
Where are you taking it out of curiosity?
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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 05:21 PM Reply With Quote
Perfect kev I'll set mine to that see how it goes my springs should be ok as it had the blade engine it. Going get it set up with a boy called andrew lamont motorsport he set up cars for fast road and track going to corner weight it as well.

[Edited on 16/3/17 by Weelee]

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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
If you don't mind could you let me know how you get on. I struggled to find anywhere up here to do my last car and will hopefully have another to get setup in a few months.
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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
That's no bother at all few boys I go about with in kitcars they have Gbs zeros and they say the set up you get is great so hears hoping as not cheap lol.
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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
How much have you been quoted if you don't mind me asking? Pm me if you prefer.
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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 06:14 PM Reply With Quote
2 to 3 hours at 45 per hour plus vat.
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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 06:32 PM Reply With Quote
That's decent value. I was quoted north of 300 by some places.
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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
Don't mind paying but had so much bad experience with tracking setup seem worse when it comes back out from getting done lol.
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daniel mason

posted on 16/3/17 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
Have they got a shock Dyno? Or have the dampers been accurately valved for the car.
On a lightweight car I think it's the most critical thing

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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
Not sure don't think so, the car come with gaz shock and it had a fireblade in it I've put a r1 2007 so should be about same weight or there about am guessing that when the guy built the car he told mac1 what engine was going in so got the right shocks.
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daniel mason

posted on 16/3/17 at 08:06 PM Reply With Quote
Do mac 1 buy them in matched pairs?
Sometimes it's worth speaking with someone like procomp for advice or just let them sort it properly.
I'm sure you'll get it somewhere near though,and hopefully see an improvement

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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Procomp would have been my first place of call but I stay just outside Edinburgh so but far for a set up lol
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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 08:18 PM Reply With Quote
It does make a big difference. The ones direct from protech were miles out. I made the trip from Glasgow to procomp with the last car. Great guys.

This time I bought my shocks from procomp ready valved and matched so I can just get the geo set locally

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daniel mason

posted on 16/3/17 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
Do you mean the ones direct from pro tech were miles out?
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CosKev3

posted on 16/3/17 at 09:08 PM Reply With Quote
Mine cost me just under 100

Geo and corner weighted

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Weelee

posted on 16/3/17 at 09:09 PM Reply With Quote
Bargain that kev not bothered on cost long it drives mint lol.
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sdh2903

posted on 16/3/17 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
Do you mean the ones direct from pro tech were miles out?


Yes bloody auto correct. Direct from pro tech they weren't even in the same ball park. The car was horrible to drive. After getting them matched, a geo set up and corner weight at procomp the car was transformed. It was genuinely like driving a different car.

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