Project STurdteen: Installing Parts Shop Max Suspension


Now onto the front, which is a lot simpler than the rear. We install the front knuckle onto the front lower control arm, tension rod, and sway bar link set.

The Limit Break kit can sport up to 70 degrees of steering angle if set up properly. The awesome part about the front knuckle is not that it’s not cut and welded like many other front knuckle sets.  It is actually forged as designed, not a modified stock knuckle. 

Case in point – here is the old setup. Some “custom” knuckle set that would often bind while I was drifting. 

The front knuckle, lower control arm, tension rod, and sway bar link set fit right up to the front subframe and tension rod bracket. 

The front knuckle is then bolted onto the KW coilover.


  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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