Project STurdteen: Installing Parts Shop Max Suspension

Project STurdteen: Installing Parts Shop Max Suspension

by Rathyna Gomer

 

Hopefully, you've been keeping up with the awesome progress that we've been making on Project STurdteen. We just finished installing some KW Clubsports and some Progress swaybars. We also gave you all a sneak peek of the Parts Shop Max (PSM) suspension parts. Now we've reached the the last phase of the suspension overhaul, and we are installing the PSM parts. 

Let's start with the rear setup: 

 

After removing the rear axle and previously installed rear 5-lug hub, we installed the rear lower control arm. 
 
The LCA bolts are tightened. When the vehicle is at ride height, the rear LCA’s adjustment is made perpendicular to the car. This allows for both proportional and linear adjustment of track width and camber.
The rear LCA is now in place.
 
Let’s take a look at the Limit Break toe control brackets. 
 

6 comments

  1. It would be amazing if mike posted an article about aligning this specific setup as it is a common combination for a lot of grassroots drift cars.

    1. What I would set it at for a baseline for a low powered SR20DET grassroots car is around 5 degrees negative camber in the front with 5-6 degrees positive caster and 1/8″ toe out with the roll center corrected and bump steer adjusted to zero. In the rear, I would set to toe curve adjuster to neutral toe (no toe in gain), zero rear camber and zero to 1/8″ toe in. If the car had higher power, I would toe the rear in 1/8″ and possibly set the toe curve to gain toe in under compression a little. I would adjust the traction rods longer for a flatter toe curve. Roll center should be corrected by the rear knuckles. There you go!

      1. Thank you Mike! I have one more question. What is your opinion on lowering the front mounting point of the rlca to correct anti squat on s13’s?

        Thank you so much for sharing your vast knowledge with us grassroots guys!!

        1. For Pro cars, I lower the front 1″ and raise the rear an inch. This works well but for a grassroots car, you risk bogging down the motor. I would say you need at least 400 hp to exploit this. For close to stock DET’s, for example, that struggle to drift 3rd, don’t bother.

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