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Old 12-05-2002, 07:45 AM
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Suspension Setups [Road Course]

Please list the following suspension setup for Road Course Hot Lapping. Using this simple table.

Ko - Koni Adjustables [# of turns from super soft. max of 2 full turns)
Ag - Kyb AGX Adjustables [Setting number 1->8/1->4]
St - Stock Suspension
Gr - Kyb GR2 or Tokico Gas shock equivalent (i.e. aftermarket non adjustble struts)
F1 - Coilover setup (Cattman, FLT-A2, Progress, NOT Ground Control)
Ei - Eibach Springs
Nt - Sprint Springs
Hr - H&R Springs
Gc - Ground Control
Sw - Rear Sway bar
FSTB - Front Strut Tower Brace
RSTB - Rear Strut Tower Brace
UBB - Underbody X Braces

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[Your Name, Your Year Maxima, Stick or Auto, NA/Boost]
1. Strut/Shox [Setting #s F/R if applicable]
2. Springs [Drop in inches for coilovers]
3. Which Braces do you have?
4. Tire Pressure F/R
5. Camber
6. Tire Size and Brand

for example:

Joe Nismo, 1997 GXE, Stick, Supercharged
1. F1
2. F1 [2.5"]
4. 40/33
5. -2.0 degrees
6. 235/45/Z17 Bridgestone RE730

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Wouldn't the following changes make more sense?

UBB ---- SFC (subframe connectors)
AG ---- AGX
Sw ---- RSB
Gr --- GR2 (or maybe something else...)
HR ---- H&R (since H&R doesn't make Maxima coilovers, they're be no confusion)

I know you want to use 2-letter abbreviations, but many of these terms already have 3-letter or 4-letter abbreviations already in accepted, widespread use here on .org and in the racing community.

It'd be one less set of TLA's to memorize. Also you could consolidate both sticky posts into just one, as the setup information is similar. My $0.02.
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Sue me for not using the assigned abbreviations :P

Nealoc187, 96GXE Stick, N/A
1. GR2 (f) / AGX setting 8 (R)
2. GC 2.75"
3. FSTB, RSB, SFC Stg 1&2
4. 42/40 (hot)
5. Unknown (lots :P)
6. 235-40-17 Toyo T1-S

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1.daniel weng/ mingo/ 2000 se/ auto / NA
3.f1 f=2.5" r=2"
4.fstb, sbb, Sw
5. 43/40 (hot)
6. -1
7. 245/35/18 bridgestone potenza s03
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1. Grant Lim, 2000 SE, Manual, NA
2. K-Sport, max stiff
3. K-Sport, 24.5" - 24.5"
4. FSTB, RSTB, ES motor mounts
5. 35, 35
6. unknown
7. 215/50/17 Kuhmo Ecsta Supra 711
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Kaz, 1997 SE, Stick, NA
1. Ag - Kyb AGX Adjustables [2/4 - F/R]
2. Hr - H&R Springs
3. FSTB, Sw, UBB - Custom Enterprise FSTB, Progress RSB, BlehmCo StageII Tie Bar
4. ~35/34
5. Factory
6. 245/40/W18 Toyo Proxes 4 on Falken Hanabi 18x8.5" 42mm

Had Matt Blehm riding along shotgun as a course instructor at MSR for Hot Lapping. He at first commented it felt like it understeered (big surprise) while he was driving for demo laps, but once I got behind the wheel, he said it felt like it was more prone to oversteer. Car was actually very neutral, but was a bit of a balancing act between feeling like it was going to slide straight off the course in the corners if I kept on the gas, to having the tail come around if I let off the throttle by a hair too much in the corner (I was really having to feather the throttle, but had Matt yelling at me to give it more gas!, lol). Maxima performed awesome!
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Jason, 02, 6MT, NA
1. Gr
2. Hr
4. 35/35
5. Factory
6. 235/45/17 Hankook
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The last time I went on Pocono (in 04)....all stock...

it was still a blast, I did 100mph in turn 1.

you can go on a road course on stock suspension no matter what anyone says
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Vehicle race setup tool

Very nice tool that R2P and NASA published for the Sim community. Free to use this month at least. Seems spot on from my limited experience.

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Master the secrets of race car Setup Fu with straight-up questions and answers using the Race2Play Setup Developer Tool.This interactive program steps the user through the major areas of race car setup and tuning, asking simple questions about the telemetry readings and behavior of the car under specific race conditions.
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[2006 Altima (04-07 Maxima), Auto, NA]
1. Tein Super Street Coilovers [F:16 R:00]
2. Tein SS coilovers [F: 2.5" R: 1"]
3. Racingline FSTB, Nismo RSB
4. Tire Pressure [F: 32PSI R: 45PSI]
5. Camber: -1.25
6. Tire Size and Brand [245/45/18 Potenza RE01R]
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k sport coilovers
rear strut tower brace.
rear anti roll bar
4-5full turns of damping
spring stiffness uncalculated
2in drop
tire size stock
-2 on front. (camber)
slight toe out
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1999, Manual 6mt HLSD, NA
1. BC Racing Type BR 25/30F 30/30R
2. 8mm Preload front / 5mm rear, dropped about .5" below stock.
3. Disconnected front sway bar, Courtesy Nissan FSTB
4. Tire Pressure 35f/45r
5. -3.0F / -1.2R
6. Kumho Ecsta v710 225/45/17 / Random 17s in the rear

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Time for a 2013 update. This time with added caster! Check my build thread for more info.

Nick, 1996 I30, Manual trans, NA
1. BC Coilovers, 9k Front, 8k Rear springs, usually run at full stiff (30/30)
2. Dropped about 1.5"
3. FSTB, RSTB, Stage 2 SFC, fender braces, panhard rod conversion, RSB
4. Street tires: 45f/45r, Hoosier A6: 35f/35+r
5. -2.5* camber and -0.1* toe out, ~4.7* caster
6. Street tire/road course tire: 245/45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Auto-x: Hoosier A6 245/40/17

Total vehicle weight with 160 lb. driver and almost full tank of gas is 3290, with a 60.0% Front/40.0% Rear split. 50%/50% side to side.
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