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Suspension/rear end problems

I'd look at the Ford Performance or CorteX parts for replacement. Maybe some CorteX adjustable LCA's too.
 
VoodooBOSS said:
I'd look at the Ford Performance or CorteX parts for replacement. Maybe some CorteX adjustable LCA's too.
What about the j&m adjustable? They aren't to bad on price.


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VoodooBOSS said:
I don't know much about them. As you can see it doesn't pay to have weak parts on your car. The CorteX stuff is top quality and race proven on many race cars.

This. One set of inferior parts has already broken. Don't replace them with different but still inferior parts.
 
I ended up pulling the trigger on the CorteX LCA's. Let's hope they come in this week, on the other hand I have an appointment with Cunningham 2/7 for an e85 tune. ;D
 
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FWIW I'm pretty sure a lot of unibody cars are off. A quick way to measure wheelbase from side to side is to latch the tape on the rear of the front wheel rim at the back, then measure to the rear wheel rim at the rear and this will give you a quick side to side comparison.
In any case, trailing arms should always have some form of adjustment. This is part of the process of "stringing " a car, basically measuring from known points that denote the center of the car on the front and back to the outside edge of the car. (I'll try to find a pic of it)
Remember when I said we could learn a lot from the dirt sprint car guys? Well they actually set toe from those strings since they occasionally run offset wheelbases.

Here, a perfect explanation http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ctrp-1204-determining-wheel-alignment-string-your-car/
 
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Sound like what you need to do is install all of your adjustable stuff, then pay the owner of the alignment rack to come in on a sunday and spend the day aligning the car.
Once that is correct, mark the center of the car and get some fishing reels with some bob weights and write down those measurements so you can repeat them at the track w/o the alignment rack.
 

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