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I dropped my car off at the FDF race shop to get the LCA sliding issue fixed and get more angle for drifting. These folks have top notch experience as their pro driver is the one 3d scanning and designing these parts. Awesome information about front suspension geometry:

They fixed the link. They are working on a 2009 suspension in the video and mine is a 2011 that parts will be going on soon.

 

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Love this stuff
 
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The first video was odd and confusing as it was a really awkward erector-set mock up of a McPherson Strut system, which is not present on the Vs.
I was concerned they were going to create a a conversion for the V to a strut… and that would be such a bad idea.

The second video cleared it up, thanks for that.


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We could use tubular replacement control arms with urethane bushings.
 

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FDF will some I suppose, My car is up there to get it installed.
So the idea is to have great range of travel for front tires (are they smaller/taller/wider?) for drifting courses?

Did you do rear sway bar/assembly upgrades as well?
 

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So the idea is to have great range of travel for front tires (are they smaller/taller/wider?) for drifting courses?

Did you do rear sway bar/assembly upgrades as well?
Yes more steering angle lets you get sideways more and still be able to transition. One of the big things is the shop is going to be tackling a way to prevent out lower control arms from slipping too. Also I hope to get a hydraulic handbrake (ours is currently an electric switch which I cant use for handbrake initiation) to correct a drift mistake. Steering angle and handbrake are two big things in the recipe for a drift car. I haven't done rear upgrades yet as the car is still quite fresh, I will probably drive on it for a while to see if I need a different rear sway bar, Could you provide the link and the reasoning why someone would want to go to a different sway bar? I want to learn how the car handles before slapping on a new part so I gain practical experience.

Tire grip, width, and even tire pressure is pretty significant but depends alot on the vehicle weight and power, so It depends on the car. Contrary to what most who don't know drifting you actually want a lot of grip, the pro cars are actually designed to squat under power for as much mechanical grip as possible since tires are restricted. It is a very long conversation but there are some good Youtube videos on it. I ordered a square setup of 9.5" wheels just because tires are expensive ( I want to be able to rotate if needed) and I have already waited 11 months for the 10.5", supposedly the square setup should get to me faster. the powerful cars can go through a set of rear tires in like 1-2 laps, so tires become a major consumable item.

The goal for my car is to still be street driven and do some Auto cross and drifting. I just have alot of fun drifting even if I am not the fastest guy on the auto cross course, plus I have 3 kids and a wife and I want to cruise with them sometimes too.
 
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