L series front end improvements

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nncoolg
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Post by nncoolg » Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:45 pm

How do the castor rod bushes fit? They look like they are flat instead of domed like the OE ones?

(Sorry to be a pain BTW, just trying to do my research)
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Post by steptoe » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:15 pm

pedders ep1025/26 are flat, and poowar, after being closed up in a lunch box for a coupla years ...smells like off old home made play dough :(

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Post by discopotato03 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:21 pm

When I had Ellie the RX Turbo I went to a lot of trouble to reverse Subarus ideas of positive camber and negative caster .
Generally people look for lots of negative camber because they think its the racer setup .
Neutral or a smidge of positive camber and a swag of positive caster is what works best because both front wheels lean away from the apex of the corner giving better grip and turn in .
Using more static negative camber with neutral or negative caster improves grip on the outside wheel but reduces it on the apex or inside one because the negative camber leans the wheel in the wrong direction in relation to body roll . This shows up as inside tyre wear .
L series also fight you because the holes in the strut tops aren't big enough to allow you to move the strut tops inwards / backwards enough . Even if you could the springs would hit the tower wells so need smaller diameter springs and seats .
As you know you have to do something at the control arm and our answer was to cut and shut two pairs of arms to make one longer pair .
It gets involved because then the sway bar arm mounts move further out which over stresses the link plates .

Without expensive body mods you can make an L better but probably not ideal .
A std worn L is diabolical but reducing the body roll and doing what you can up front makes a significant difference .
Lowering makes the handling worse because of the geometry changes at lower ride heights .

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Post by nncoolg » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:17 pm

What kind of camber adjustment bolts are they in the front crossmember? Have they been removed from the rear of a Impreza or Liberty, or is it a kit you can purchase?
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# Vortex Main Dash Surround / Bezel ANY COLOUR,
# Vortex Radio, # RHD Vortex 4speed auto digital dash,
# RH-Side parking (86+) Vortex wiper transmission,
# EA82 AWD 4EAT,
If you have them please PM me :cool:

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