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Coilover Question

Postby MatthewS989 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:39 pm

Hello GWR forum,

My name is Matthew and I have installed on my 2010 MX-5 the Ohlins Road and Track coilovers. I have lowered my car quite a bit and tightened it up quite a lot with this suspension setup. But I do wish to set my own caster camber with the low center of gravity. I was wondering if any of y'all had any idea of where I could get caster camber top hats for the NC Miatas?

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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Re: Coilover Question

Postby ronbauer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:37 pm

Since it's not a strut suspension, camber/caster plates don't do anything. All of the adjustments are with the cams on the lower control arm up front.

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Re: Coilover Question

Postby MatthewS989 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:59 pm

Sorry it took so long for me to respond. Takes me a while to look back as to what I posted, being in the Navy and what not. Lol. Anyway, so I will do all of my adjustments with the lower control arm. Are there any photos or videos I could see to fully understand how this would be accomplished? This is the first vehicle I've ever owned where I've started to modify myself, so I'm not 100% sure of how I'm doing most of things I'm doing, I'm kind of just going with it. I know that sounds really bad...

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Re: Coilover Question

Postby morrisg » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:46 pm

Since this sounds like a one time adjustment for you, I'd recommend just taking your alignment specs to a shop and having them set it once and then you can just enjoy the car. The specs I use are: front max caster and max camber but balanced left to right (e.g. left = -1.5 and right = -1.3, then set both to -1.3); rear max camber and balanced left and right; front toe 0, rear toe 1/16 inch toe in. This should put you in the ballpark of good setup for handling. Of course, all this should happen AFTER you have set your final ride height with the Ohlins and finished any corner balancing you're going to do.

If you were going to do autox alignments, then I'd point you to the STR thread at miata.net.
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