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    Im thinking about getting into hillclimbs with my ke70 and was just wondering what the best beginner setup was? And what other people are running?

    My budget with suspension is between 0-3000 (hopefully a lot less lol)

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    6 and 4.5kg springs, shocks, ae86 coilover struts, p/s arms, corona lca's, panhard rod, new tie rod ends, ball joints, castor rod bushes. front and rear swaybars if you want to spend more.
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    + a decent set of brake pads.

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    My advice is to go soft with spring rates - I'd be looking around 5.5kg front and 4kg rear. Use quality dampers - at least KYB AGX but trd shorts or HTS if possible. Use the biggest adjustable swaybars allround. Get all your suspension bushes replaced with poly ones. Run 14 or 15 inch rims with good stretched tyres (stretched because it makes the grip threshold more predictable).

    Flush your brake fluid and replace with some castrol super response dot 4 (value) /Motul RBF600 (outright performance) or similar fluid. Replace your rotors if worn, and invest in some good quality pads - my current favorite is QFM a1rm pads which are unbeatable in value for money and comparable (if not better) with the better EBC and bendex racing pads.

    Invest in an lsd, or go open diff. Don't go locker as it adversely affects the handling of the car. Don't use sigma control arms, use corona ones as the sigmas make too much negative camber which destroys straight line braking performance, especially when the road is slightly wet.

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    ^^thats a good start. The roads and tracks in aus are mostly terrible so you need a bit of give and adjustability to accomadate and not suffer bumpsteer...and as low as you can go isnt always better..

    Be careful about stretching the tyre too much because it will stiffen the sidewall and make reduce overall grip.

    An lsd will do a world of good! a decent kaaz or trd will knock at least a second or two depending on the track....exit speed is improved dramatically and and will be a lot better going uphill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsHowWeRoll View Post
    ^^thats a good start. The roads and tracks in aus are mostly terrible so you need a bit of give and adjustability to accomadate and not suffer bumpsteer...and as low as you can go isnt always better..

    Be careful about stretching the tyre too much because it will stiffen the sidewall and make reduce overall grip.

    An lsd will do a world of good! a decent kaaz or trd will knock at least a second or two depending on the track....exit speed is improved dramatically and and will be a lot better going uphill.
    My recommendation on the stretched tyres is due to my experience that it makes the transition from gripping to losing grip a lot smoother. When not stretched, the sidewall flexes more and allow a little more grip in the tread, but when it lets go it lets go harder.

    I find it much more predictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konakid View Post
    6 and 4.5kg springs, shocks, ae86 coilover struts, p/s arms, corona lca's, panhard rod, new tie rod ends, ball joints, castor rod bushes. front and rear swaybars if you want to spend more.
    exactly wat ive done in my ke70...

    loves it...

    another thing to not forget is to buy some decent rubber....re001's highly reccomended

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    3k will get you a great set up for hills, beginner wise.
    but it pisses me off when people assume your hooning cos your car is loud, has bald tires, a roll cage, fresh bake and dinted bumpers!!
    Or driving in a wolf pack.

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    yeah wont be all at once... but thats how much overal i want to spend on it

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    locked diffs are good for traction too
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