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    my ae86 suspension is set up for bitumen track days (lowered, coilovers) but im looking at what i need to do to set it up better for motorkana's and kanacross, im just thinking about changing the suspension. most of the events around are mainly dirt. so i was thinking will the standard suspension would give me enough movement without bottoming out to much and clearance because its still a want to drive it around without damaging the underside of the car.

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    Ive got a KE70 and race autocross (same deal) I have just cut the standard springs 1 1/2 coils, removed the rear sway bar, extended lower control arms+steering arm, handles extreamly well

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    decent dampers and tyres

    I run standard rear springs in mine, no swaybars at all
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    Lawsons setup is good seems like its got endless grip
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    so pretty much standard springs and shocks sounds like a nice cheat setup cool thanks

    dav what type of tyres do you run normall highway tyres or dirt ones

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    silverstone 505 (medium)

    but changing to federals G11 (softs) in a couple of weeks (no real reason, just want to try something else)

    yeah theyre gravel tyres
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    im also wondering/ curious about suspension set up for rally/offroad stuff
    i was thinking decent shocks, standard springs? but why remove sway bars?? more articulation to keep wheels in contact with ground?

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    i sus'd out the track near my house today and it looks really smooth so ill try standard rear springs and shocks (hope ive still got them) and raise the front coilovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca1590 View Post
    im also wondering/ curious about suspension set up for rally/offroad stuff
    i was thinking decent shocks, standard springs? but why remove sway bars?? more articulation to keep wheels in contact with ground?
    yehh that seems to be the theory, it works well for me, i only have a front swaybar on, david what would be the advantages of taking off the front one?

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    my springs were a bit hard, it pushed a bit more with the rear one removed,

    seemed to work

    and yes, more Independence, more articulation

    but mostly personal preference
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