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    Default 205 - Coil over settings

    Just treated myself to some coil-overs (thanks Parry). I spoke to the wheel alignment guys yesterday and they suggested i hunt about for some figures for camber & something else(?) for initial setup. Can anyone help me here?

    Car is not full on track use so I don't want anything to spaced out.

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    I'd try something like -1.5 deg camber and +5mm castor, if you have power steering.

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    I have the power steering rack but no power assistance. Thanks Peter I will give that a go.
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    The point of the high +ve castor is to give more camber on turn-in. Lots of castor however, will increase your steering load, thus the question of PAS. If you don't drive the car a lot and aren't concerned about tire wear, you can add more camber. I probably wouldn't go past 2-2.5 deg on a road car however.

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    Depends if setting up for street or a particular race circuit with no power assistance +5 is probably too much for either.
    May become a bit tiresome by the end of a few laps at lakeside with +5
    A circuit like Lakeside will require more negative camber on the RH side.

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    I ran 1.5-2 -camber and 4+ castor on my old road car with no assistance and it was a real handful to drive. The castor makes the wheel return to centre when loaded very quickly and was difficult to turn without assistance.

    The added camber makes its pull about a little on the road. Into ruts and tram lines etc.

    I would highly highly reccommend getting the PS if you can for these settings. Its makes driving it fast much easier, safer and faster!

    Do you know what castor is?
    How will you achieve these settings? Top mounts/bottom arms etc?

    Hopt this gets things going.
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    Hook up a Astra power steering pump, electric, or one from a A class mercedes.
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