Project IS-F Part 5: Sikky Manufacturing Rear Sway Bar, Figs Engineering Adjustable Lower Arms and Toe Links, Project Mu Brake Rotors and Pads


Our car has a nice conservative stance which looks pretty good but is still practical as a daily driver.
To fine tune the alignment we took our car to Westend Alignment.  Westend is the place to get your chassis set up if you live in Southern California and they do a majority of the serious street and track day cars in the area with workmanship second to none.  We had Westend set our car to our street performance specs which were 2 degrees negative front camber and zero front toe with 1.5 degrees negative in the rear with 1/8″ toe in.  Our front camber and caster are not adjustable but the measurement was gotten by maxing out the play in the bolts.  We were debating making our front camber adjustable but 2 degrees negative is an acceptable compromise between performance and daily driving tire life so we will leave it that way for now.
Darin Nishimura checks our camber.  Westend uses old school measuring equipment rather than using an alignment machine.  This type of alignment is exactly how we set up race cars and is much more accurate than by machine.
Chris Nishimura sprays a paint stripe on the tire to create an accurate toe reference line.
A fine line is scribed in the paint to make a super accurate datum point used to measure toe.
Chris sets our toe.


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