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Mach 1 Autcross make over!

Discussion in 'Autocross' started by Bmeagher, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. blacksheep-1

    blacksheep-1 Active Member Established Member

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    IMO work on the front end, not the rear, Steeda 2x ball joints and the bumpsteer kit will do wonders and have an overall effect on the rear, also if it's legal, it's time for some weld in sub frame connectors...now that I think about it, do the sfcs first, the difference will be incredible just doing that alone. I wish I could figure out how to upload vids from my cell phone to here because I have a video that will make you crap concerning sfcs.
     
  2. Bmeagher

    Bmeagher Seriously Northern Established Member

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    A quick update. tho's baer brakes and stock rims will fit, with 1/4" spacer. So now I run 1/4" spacers on all 4 corners.

    I also ended up ordering a torque arm and heavy duty lower arms all from Maximum Motorsports. I might pick up 2 more 17x9 rims, and run 275's nt01's.

    Does anyone have any experience with maximum motorsports rear swaybars?
    I'd like to order one, to get rid of the understeer.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014
  3. Gallows

    Gallows Make My Day... N/A Established Member

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    I just got back on SVTP after a long absence. Anything new with your setup?
     
  4. BLKFOX

    BLKFOX Active Member Established Member

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    My Mach 1 was a blast on the autocross tracks. How's everything working out for you? We need an onboard video...
     
  5. prokill00

    prokill00 New Member Established Member

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    I've been absent from the forums lately. Blacksheep, I never got a chance to respond to you. I have some other work done to the car I neglected to mention. The handling mods are as follows:
    Steeda x2 ball joints, Steeda bumpsteer kit, MM FLSC, adjustable rear endlinks, front endlinks, complete delrin bushing kit for IRS (FTBR), FTBR toe link, EBC Red brake pads, SS brake lines, slotted rotors, DOT4 fluid.

    I also recently just purchased Michelin Pilot Super Sports on 18x9/18x10. Ended up going with 275 and 295 respectively.

    Do you think with my staggered setup, a Steeda front sway bar would cause more understeer? Can't find a decent rear sway bar for the IRS. Anyone have some suggestions?
     
  6. shb5007

    shb5007 Active Member Established Member

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    Not hijacking, but I autocross my 2003 Cobra. I am struggling competing with the grip the S197's are getting with 315's on all four corners. Has anyone found a way to run anything wider than a 275 up front? I am running 275's on all corners right now.
     
  7. Svtmustang01

    Svtmustang01 Member Established Member

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    Whats your spring rates, Tires (brand, size, pressure), Alignment, corner weights? Video of any of your runs?
     

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